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We offer a wide range of tests at the Equine Parentage and Genetics Centre, 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 bloodtyping 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||
|2x yellow top (ACD) tubes 10ml|
|NZ Arabian 3-Panel||NZ$95||Hair|
|NZ Quarter Horse 5-Panel||
|AFH 4-Panel + Genotype||NZ$180||Hair|
Genetics determines a horse's coat color. While there are many different patterns and color combinations, they are produced by the action of only a few genes.
|Base coat colour - extension red/black||NZ$35||Hair|
|Modifiers - Agouti black/bay||NZ$35||Hair|
|Dilutions - champagne||NZ$35||Hair|
|Dilutions - cream||NZ$35||Hair|
|Dilutions - pearl||NZ$35||Hair|
|Dilutions - silver||NZ$35||Hair|
|Patterns - Overo Lethal White (OLW)||NZ$35||Hair|
|Patterns - Sabino||NZ$35||Hair|
|Patterns - Tobiano||NZ$35||Hair|
Download, print and complete the submission form below and include with required samples.
Send to Equine Parentage & Animal Genetic Services Centre, Drysdale Drive, PN811, Massey University 4472.
Please note that samples received without this form will not be tested.
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 Monday 14 August 2017