The Connemara Pony PSSM Research Group is now registered as a DNA Program with Generatio GmbH – Center for Animal Genetics (CAG). The research group is a small international group of knowledgeable Connemara-people independent of any breed society. We are gathering data with the aim to map the prevalence of the genetic variants associated with PSSM1 and PSSM2 within the breed. We are also looking at pedigrees as well as the correlation between the genetic variants and symptoms.
By enrolling your pony in this DNA Program you will get the PSSM2 test at a reduced price, but you also agree that the data will be gathered by the group for research purposes. We kindly ask that you provide all known information about the pony in the animal record, such as DOB, parentage, UELN. You may also be asked by the researchers to provide information about symptoms at a later stage. Please note that the pony must be a purebred Connemara to be eligible for participation in the program.
Please get in touch with Hild Elisabeth Hoff (PSSM_connemararesearch@hotmail.com) if you have any questions.