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Warmblood fragile foal syndrome type 1 (WFFS) is a defect of connective tissue that causes hyperextensibility and abnormally thin, fragile skin.

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Specifications

Breeds

Gene

Organ

specimen

Hair, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Semen, Tissue

Mode of Inheritance

Chromosome

Also known as

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General information

Warmblood fragile foal syndrome type 1 (WFFS) is a defect of connective tissue that causes hyperextensibility and abnormally thin, fragile skin. The skin is also susceptible to open lesions.

Clinical features

Symptoms of WFFS are present from birth and include hyperextensibility, abnormally thin, fragile skin of the horse. Affected horses may also develop floppy ears, hyperextensible limb joints, hematoma, seroma, hydrops, air under the skin and premature birth.

Additional information

References

Pubmed ID: 25637337

Omia ID: 1982

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