world worst Diseases
Home About us Contact us Health Care News Sleep Disorders

  • Health_care
  • Signs and Symtoms
  • Eye Care
  • Swine_flu
  • Brain_Tumor
Alcohol Alert

Combination with alcohol and medicines can be harmful. Alcohol, like some medicine, will make you to sleepy, dozy, or faint.
Pregnancy Tips

Foods to Avoid for the duration of Pregnancy and Pregnanacy Calculator

Welcome to

Home  Articles  Veterinary medicine Articles  Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency

Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency

Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency (GBED) is a genetic disease affecting horses, especially American Quarter Horses and related breeds. Lacking an enyzme necessary for storing glycogen, the horse's heart muscle and skeletal muscles cannot function, leading to rapid death.

The disease occurs in foals who are homozygous for the lethal GBED allele, meaning both parents must be heterozygous for the allele. A blood test for this allele was developed by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and as of 2005 is licensed to the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory. Using this, breeders can avoid crosses that could produce GBED foals, and eventually selectively breed it out. Initial samples suggest that about 10% of Quarter Horses are carriers.

Health Care Medicine
Dentistry Symptoms & Signs
Health_living List_of+_disease
Brain Tumor Eye Care
Child care Tips Cancer
Leading causes of death
Related News
Nobel Prize Winner In Medical
Mario Renato Capecchi is an Italian-born American molecular geneticist....
World Best Medical Hospital
Singapore has also established itself as Asia’s leading medical hub and one of the top medical........
Living celebrity Using Drug
Drew Barrymore began drinking and smoking cigarette by the age of 9..........