Podcast Episode 86 Paul Szauter from EquiSeq on PSSM1 and PSSM2
In this episode I speak with Paul Szauter and Paul is not a horse person! Paul is a scientist. He is actually the Chief Scientific Officer of EquiSec who are one of the few places in the world you can test your horse for PSSM2.
Recently I was made aware of a disease called PSSM1 in a friends horse, as she is my horse, Gypsy’s half-sister I got her tested as well as she was exhibiting some of the symptoms. Gypsy came back negative but as I am who I am and I do what I do, then my interest was peaked. And this happened because as I asked more and more people about PSSM1 I realised there was little to no awareness of this condition. So I decided to find someone who did have knowledge. This is how I came across Paul and his work.
Most of the podcasts that I do are of value to share as they can support changes to training and handling of horses all over the world. This podcast is one of the most important ones for you to share as every single horse person in the world needs to be made aware of this disease and if you are ever buying a horse, this test needs to be done if your breed is on the long list that is knows to have had the disease. Together we can make a difference by talking about it with other horse owners and understanding the symptoms to look out for. This is especially important for trainers to be aware of as the gait abnormalities is something they will easily see when working with PSSM2 horses.
So have a listen to the podcast, take it all in, and then please share and open our horse world up to PSSM 1 and 2 and let’s make a positive difference to the lives of horses.
To connect with Paul and to see the videos we spoke about in the podcast please see the links below.
EquiSeq’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EquiSeq1
Paul’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.szauter
The videos we spoke of in the podcast are as follows
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2A walking human https://youtu.be/TKL5krEsiVI
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2A Human rising from the ground https://youtu.be/uc5VJMrE0mc
PSSM & MFM Symptoms – Horse at Canter https://youtu.be/EHXEPLEZOG0