With this page we hopefully can provide links to articles of interest for Haflinger owners or anyone wanting information.
DNA Testing: DNA testing has been a scary topic for most folks publicly, but in private people see the wisdom of going forward with this.
Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) in Haflinger and Belgian Horses Researchers at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine investigated ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) in the Haflinger and Belgian breeds and determined that a recessive mode of inheritance explains some of the genetic components involved in the development of this cancer. They also discovered a DNA marker that identifies horses at higher risk for this cancer occurring on the limbus (junction of the cornea and the sclera) and/or third eye lid. ... read more...
Equestrian Canada has given permission to include their guide 'Buying and Selling A Horse". This Guide is primarily geared to the buyers and sellers of sport horses that are, or will be ridden under saddle. However, these best practices apply to all horses and ponies, and are recommended as the best practices that should be followed. English - Français