MV Lukkhe Flash - Breeding Information

Multiple mare discounts available and proformance record or progeny proformance record discount.

Flash is Region 17 Futurity Nominated so a breeding can be purchased through the Signature Stallion Auction to take place this summer for a 2021 breeding, the resulting foal would be egilble to compete as a yearling in halter and as a 5 yr old under saddle.

Flash is CA Clear but is a SCIDs CARRIER stallion. All purebred and partbred Arabian mares MUST be tested prior to breeding to ensure mare is not a carrier as well. No untested mare with Arabian breeding, purebred or partbred, or a mare who has been tested to be a carrier will be accepted.

A SCIDs affected foal can only be produced if both sire and dam are affected. Having one carrier parent can NEVER produce a SCIDs affected foal. By being careful and responible having a carrier will not cause any future problems.


Stud fee - $600

All breeds are welcome including grade mares.

A $200 non-refundable booking fee included in stud fee.


Limited Live Cover is available for 2021. AI & shipped semen is now available. Will look into making Frozen semen available to all interested parties.

Flash is very easy to handle when breeding and good with mares and great with foals.

We use Moore Equine for collection and shipment. Mare owner is required to pay all vet fees directly to vets. A $50 hauling fee will be charged, price is subject to change depending on gas prices. Currently collection costs are $285 at Moore.

 

 

 

Breeding Contract

Breeding Contract for MV Lukkhe Flash. Registation papers on the mare, copy of SCIDs testing and booking fee must accompany contract.

SCIDs Information

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID)

SCID is an inherited disease specifically seen in pure and part-bred Arab horses. Foals afflicted with this condition have an enhanced susceptibility to infection and first show signs of disease at between two days and eight weeks of age. Clinical diagnosis of the disease is not straightforward as the symptoms, such as raised temperature, respiratory complications and diahorrea, are typical of new-born foals with a range of infections. SCID affected foals always die within the first six months of life, regardless of the level of veterinary care administered.

SCIDs in Arabian horses was inherited as an autosomal recessive condition, which means that one copy of the disease gene is inherited from a carrier stallion and another from a carrier mare. The foal which inherits two copies of the disease gene is affected with a lethal inability to fight infections, and dies within the first few months of life.

Matings between two clear horses as well as matings between a clear and a carrier horse will NEVER produce an affected animal. By definition, carriers of genes for autosomal recessive disorders are completely free of clinical signs of the disease. That is, carriers do not have any negative consequences to their health or performance. If two carriers are mated, there is a 25% chance that the foal will be clear, 50% chance that it will be a carrier and 25% chance that it will be affected, a chance not worth taking.

Prior to the advent of molecular genetic testing for autosomal recessive disorders, the only way an Arabian Horse was identified as carrier was when he or she produced an affected offspring. The traditional recommendation in veterinary medicine would be gelding of these animals to prevent other affected offspring being produced. This is no longer necessary and not in the best interest of the breed. Carrier horses that have desirable traits can now be mated to tested horses that are clear and never produce an affected foal. Their offspring can be tested and appropriate matings set up in the next generations without the breed suffering the loss of another foal to SCID. The breed continues to benefit from all of the outstanding traits a carrier animal may possess. The economic value of the Arabian Horse should not be affected by being clear or carrier.

SCIDs is easy to test for. There are three possible test results: Clear, Carrier, and Affected. Below is a description of what each result means to the breeder.


Clear

The defective gene is not present in the Horse and when bred will not pass on the SCID disease.

Carrier

One copy of the disease gene is present. Carriers will not have medical problems, but will pass on the disease gene 50% of the time.

Affected

Two copies of the disease gene are present and the Horse will be medically affected by the disease.
It is recommended that Carrier Horses which are desirable for breeding be bred with Clear Horses, which will produce 50% carrier and 50% clear animals, to further reduce the disease gene frequency. These offspring should be tested for this defective gene, and if possible, only the clear animals in this generation should be used.


Although possible that there will be some clear foals when breeding "Carrier to Carrier", breeding this pair of Horses is not recommended. Some resulting foals are likely to be Carrier and some foals are likely to be Affected.

The cost of testing is a small fraction of the value invested in the horse. All breeding animals need to be tested to avoid major losses to the breed and heartache to the humans and to the breed.

 

 

 

 

 Dream Foal Program

Don't have a mare to use for breeding but want a Flash baby?

We have a couple mares available to create your own foal.

 

Click here to see what mares we currently have available.