Our Previous Policy was to no publish any PSSM positive horses younger than 20 years of age unless we had the owners permission - this is going to change.
As of April 1st, 2019 we are transitioning into Publishing all PSSM results on all Quarter horses in the Members online database as AQHA has now made those results accessible to the public anyway. We will also be publishing all PSSM 2 results that are on the equiseq website under public horses. Our Policy does remain the same that if you do not want your horses information in the Members online database you just need to send us a polite message requesting your results remain private. Since the inception of our database we have been dealt with the issue of trying to make sure no horses go t published that the owners wanted to remain private but in doing so there are thousands of horses that the owners really dont care if their info is published, we just cant contact everyone. So in light of the fact tha tthe information ia available anyway we will no be releasing many more horses into the online database. Again, if you do not want your horse there just let us know. All previous horses who's owners have requested privacy for will not be released.
With the info readily available from AQHA we now have a lot more 5 panel stats on a lot more stallions in the database making it easier to try to track where PSSM has come from on horses who were never tested.
I purchased Starbucks (Ima Mocha Chip) a little over a year ago. I was wanting a horse that I could use myself, but eventually my granddaughters would show at 4H. I paid to have a vet check and the vet checked everything out and ran some blood and it came back with what I think was elevated proteins levels. she took another test and while we were waiting for the results I went ahead and purchased my dream horse.
When the test came back the results where more in a normal range. About 8 months after buying her, my daughter was at the trainers with her, when after about a 15 minute warm up she started sweating horribly and couldn't engage her back end and she was stumbling everywhere. She had an elevated temp and the vet was called. She could not move. She had tied up.
The vet suspected PSSM and tests came back positive for PSSM 1. We have not ridden her since. We have changed her diet, replaced alfalfa with grass hay, she is on cool pac, and vit e and in a dry lot. We are just starting her back with walking but we are scared to ever take her to a show or use her how we intended and will never have any beautiful babies.
We are heart broken and scared to use her....