Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis is a serious muscle deficiency in horses that causes muscle twitching, weakness and more. Learn all about this dominant genetic disease in AQHA’s FREE HYPP Survival Guide report. In this report, you'll learn HYPP's three designations; symptoms; prevention tips; signs of attack; feeding suggestions; and testing options. http://americashorsedaily.com/free-report-hypp-survival-guide/
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Quarter Horse with possible signs of Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP). It is an inherited disease of the muscle which is caused by a genetic defect. In the muscle of affected horses, a point mutation exists in the sodium channel gene and is passed on to offspring. Excessive amount of potassium in the blood, causes the muscles in the horse to contract more readily than normal.
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