Category Archives: DNA Testing

DNA Testing Lab – Etalon Diagnostics

DNA testing can be an expensive endeavour if you are testing a large amount of genes. Some labs will offer group packages at a discount. Some registries will also offer you discounts for DNA packages. There is now a lab that … Continue reading

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Cerebellar Abiotrophy

Cerebellar Abiotrophy is a genetic disease found in Arabians. It is recessive, meaning carriers of the disease show no symptoms. However, in homozygous form the disease presents itself with neurological symptoms. It is especially important to DNA test for recessive and … Continue reading

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Pattern 1 Gene Testing Available to the Public

The Leopard spotted horse is one that catches that attention of horse people and non-horse people alike. However, it has taken some time for the genes responsible for the coat to be genetically discovered. This is in part due to there … Continue reading

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allbreed Genetics – A Website Focusing on DNA Status of Horses

Want to look up more information then just a pedigree? Want to know what the DNA tested status is for a prospect stallion or possible purchase? Or do you just want to investigate the DNA statuses in a bloodline? And … Continue reading

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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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