Author Archives: Ted Russell

Agouti DNA Testing

Agouti testing is one of the staples of DNA testing your horse, the other being testing the Extension (also called the red/black factor). The main reason to this is because every horse has mutations at the Extension and at the … Continue reading

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Gaited Horses

Gaited horses are not natural! This is a statement I have heard numerous times over the years while discussing gaited horses. Although training is part of teaching a horse to gait. The fact of the matter is, gaited horses are … Continue reading

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W20 DNA Testing Available to the Public

Initially there was only one lab who was offering the W20 test. This testing was open for only a short time. You can read the first blog post about the first round of testing called Dominant White 20 DNA Testing Available … Continue reading

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Dun Allele Discovered – True DNA Test Available

It’s taken many years for researchers to find the Dun allele, this new discovery has been made by Animal Genetics Inc. In the past DNA testing for Dun was via a zygosity test, however, now that the specific mutation has been … Continue reading

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Public Testing Available for Equine Dwarfism

Last year a study was released which detailed newly discovered information about Equine Dwarfism. This study by Dr. Eberth revolutionized what we thought we knew about Equine Dwarfism. Click here to read the paper. Dr. Eberth discovered that there are at least … Continue reading

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The Importance of DNA Testing Horses

A genetic disease is a disease that is passed on down from the parents to the offspring, from generation to generation. Genetic diseases, like colours, can be recessive, dominant and incomplete dominant in inheritance. Again, like colours, genetic diseases can … Continue reading

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Dominant White 20 DNA Testing Available for a Limited Time

Dominant White 20 is the latest of the Dominant Whites to be genetically discovered. Only a few Dominant White DNA tests are available to the public. W5 and W10 can be tested here at Animal Genetics INC. For a limited time, … Continue reading

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Photographing a Miniature

Miniature Horses are gaining more and more in popularity. As more and more people send pictures into Tawny Horse (thank you to everybody!), there are more and more pictures of Miniatures. However, there is a pattern with a lot of … Continue reading

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Bay or (Seal) Brown!?

The colours Bay and Seal Brown are often grouped into the same colour category, or the names of the mutations are used as interchangeable term. This is likely because of the difficulty people have for differentiating between the two different … Continue reading

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Study into Red or Black Flea Bites on Flea Bitten Greys

Flea Bites are pigment frecklings seen on grey horses. They are put into two categories; red and black. Granted the black flea bites can be more of a slate colour and the red flea bites can be a reddy chocolate … Continue reading

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