Eric Mitchell of the Blood-Horse summarizes the findings of South African-based international veterinarian John McVeigh, which were revealed during the two-day Medication Summit at Belmont Park and suggest horses that are bleeders may pass the trait on to their progeny.
“The relationship between runners with EIPH and the stallion has a heritability of 0.4, which is very high,” McVeigh said during the panel discussion. “The two sires that produced the most bleeder progeny were both champion sires.”
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