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We offer a wide range of tests, but if you have other requirements please let us know as we may be able to provide these.
DNA profiling, also known as DNA fingerprinting or genotyping establishes a profile of specific gene markers for a given individual. Because the markers are inherited from both parents, this testing can be used to verify parentage in horses, which is essential for registration purposes. Our equine DNA profiling is based on the internationally accepted panel of microsatellite markers set up by the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG).
It is advisable to check with your breed association/society for their specific requirements, before submitting your sample.
We currently maintain a limited blood typing service based on the blood group factors Aa and Qa, the most commonly indicated factors in Neonatal Isoerythrolysis (NI) sensitisation.
Screening can determine suitability as a Universal Donor; the ideal donor being Aa, Qa negative.
|Aa Qa Antigen Screen||NZ$150||2x yellow top (ACD) tubes 10ml|
|Antibody Titre (for NI or Universal Donor status)||NZ$150||4x plain red top tubes 10ml and 2x yellow top (ACD) tubes 10ml|
|Full blood type||$POA
||2x yellow top (ACD) tubes 10ml|
Massey University accepts no liability for the accuracy of animal's information which is supplied by the sample submitter. All efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the reported results and the information contained therein. Massey University expressly disclaims any and all liabilities contingent or otherwise that may arise from the use of the these results.
Unless we are advised otherwise, Massey University deems that the sample(s) submitted are the property of the submitter. Sample(s) will only be tested for the tests selected by the submitter.
|AME/SRY (Sex reversal)||NZ$35||Hair|
|LFS (Lavender Foal Syndrome)||NZ$35||Hair|
|LP/CSNB (Leopard complex/Congenital stationary night blindness)||NZ$50||Hair|
|WFFS (Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome)||NZ$40||Hair|
|NZ Arabian Horse 3-Panel (CA, LFS & SCID)||NZ$100||Hair|
|NZ Quarter Horse 5-Panel (GBED, HERDA, HYPP, MH & PSSM1)||NZ$130||Hair|
|NZ Quarter Horse 5-Panel + Genotype combo||NZ$199||Hair|
Genetics determines a horse's coat colour. While there are many different patterns and colour combinations, they are produced by the action of only a few genes.
|Base colour - Extension (red/black)||NZ$35||Hair|
|Modifiers - Agouti (black/bay)||NZ$35||Hair|
|Dilutions - Champagne||NZ$50||Hair|
|Dilutions - Cream||NZ$35||Hair|
|Dilutions - Pearl||NZ$50||Hair|
|Dilutions - Silver||NZ$35||Hair|
|Patterns - Overo Lethal White (OLW)||NZ$35||Hair|
|Patterns - Sabino||NZ$35||Hair|
|Patterns - Tobiano||NZ$35||Hair|
|Splash White (all of SW1, SW2, SW3)||NZ$65||Hair|
|Splash White (either SW1 or SW2 or SW3)||NZ$45||Hair|
You will be redirected to our online shop where you can create an account and keep track of your submitted samples and orders.
Print a copy of your order, enclose with your labelled and identified samples, and send to us by either:
Courier: Equine Parentage & Animal Genetic Services Centre, Massey University, Drysdale Drive, Palmerston North 4410.
Mail: Equine Parentage & Animal Genetic Services Centre (PN811), Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4442
Please submit the below document (the permit from our Ministry of Primary Industries to import restricted biological products) with your test request.
If you have any questions please get in touch.
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Last updated on Thursday 20 June 2019