Following a board meeting yesterday, July 16, the Austrian Warmblood Association has announced that they will be reviewing the status of all their licensed/approved stallions with regard to Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome, and will require mandatory DNA testing for all future stallions. Owners have been asked to provide test results from DNA samples by the end of 2018 in order to maintain their listing in the main studbook. Stallions testing positive for WFFS will not be excluded, but will be identified by the word 'carrier'. All stallions so identified will only be permitted to service WFFS-negative mares – so mare testing will also be required.