Vets warn that ‘extreme breeding’ could harm ponies

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The El Rey Magnum is close to perfection, according to its breeders in Washington state

Vets are warns that the” extreme multiplying” of ponies could harm their health and welfare after pictures emerged of a young Arabian mare with a drastically concave chart. Claimed to be already worth “several million dollars”, El Rey Magnum is said to be ” close to perfection” by its breeders at Orrion Farms, an Arabian horse professional in Ellensburg, Washington state.

But British veterinaries and equine experts have told the Veterinary Record the nine-month-old colt represents” a worrying development ,” as its deformed skull could potentially effect inhaling rigors. The Guardian has been refused permission to publish pictures of the pony, but the beast can be viewed here.

Tim Greet, an equine professional, told the Veterinary Record:” I find the whole thought awesome. Arabians have always had a rather’ dished ‘, look but this takes things to a nonsensical rank .”

According to Greet, such “deformity” is more significant for a mare than for pedigree bird-dogs such as pugs, which are able to abide breathing questions. Pups can breathe through their openings, but horses can only subsisted through their snouts.” I suppose employ are certainly be limited for the purposes of our pony ,” said Greet.

Adele Waters, the editor of Veterinary Record, “re just saying that” every professional veterinarian she had shown the epitomes to had find them shocking.

She said:” My first considers were,’ Is this the work of CGI trickery ?’ Many specialist pony veterinaries have had a similar action. But the truth is this is a real horse and it has been multiplied to meet the demands of a specific grocery that likes a specific form. Where will it culminate? Is it actually so bad for a pony to look like a horse and not a caricature character ?”

Waters questioned the decency of such fashion-led raising, in the aftermath of same horrors over the health and welfare of flat-nosed bird-dog spawns such as bulldogs, French bulldogs and pugs.

” The real original Arabian horse’s head was very beautiful but they are now being bred strictly for that[ concave] appear. “Were not receiving” functional value in a horse having a face like that. Veterinaries is argued that if you falsify the skull like that there’s a risk you alter the airways and the breathing capability of the mare .”

Dr Madeleine Campbell, an equine reproduction consultant, expert in animal welfare and ethics and administrator of the Equine Ethics Consultancy, told the Veterinary Record:” Whilst it is obviously hopeless make a few comments on an individual animal based only on photographic ground, as a general principle, any direction towards spawning for extremes of form which is able to adversely affect normal part must be condemned, on welfare grounds .”

Doug Leadley, a farm manager and primary raise consultant for Orrion, claimed that” this pony is a stepping stone to getting close to perfection “. He dismissed criticisms of the pony:” I envision most of those people don’t engender horses, or show them or aren’t very implied- those are people who don’t understand .”

American veterinarians have recognised El Rey Magnum as an example of an extreme breed, and one vet has said that the mare has no medical or respiratory issues.

Since launching a promotional video earlier this month, the farm has received interest from all over the world, including the UK. Harmonizing to Leadley, the young horse is already worth several million dollars.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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