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What are the vices that are hereditary for horses?

What are the vices that are hereditary for horses?
Hello Ben,
All the vices that are hereditary are : Cribbing, Pawing, Self Mutilation, Stall Kicking, Tail Rubbing, Weaving/Pacing, Wood Chewing. Some are even banned from breeding because of the transmission of their disease to their foals ... There are also other things to check such as lameness, tics, infectious anemia or pulmonary emphysema that are crippling vices.
I hope this helps :)