Elodon Connemaras supported the Connemara Research Group by supplying genetic and pedigree data from our ponies to UC Davis during the development of the commercial test.
Since the test became available in fall 2014, Elodon Connemaras has learned the HWSD status of all breeding stock.
In order to preserve genetic diversity, we do not cull based on carrier status. We believe in responsible breeding and will never breed carrier to carrier; crossing our carrier ponies only with those tested clear. Because of these practices, Elodon Connemaras will never breed a HWSD affected foal.