Your equine DNA profile includes:
- Our premium quality profile which includes 23 DNA markers
- Results in 2-3 weeks from the receipt of samples (sent by email)
Why have your horse DNA profile?
Just imagine your horse gets stolen or lost! If you do identify a horse you suspect is your, how can you have absolute, scientific certainty that it is yours? The answer is by having your horse’s equine profile at hand. A simple comparison between the profiles of the horse you suspect to be yours with the profile from the known horse will tell you if the two profiles belong to the same horse.
DNA profiles are also a powerful record to have for horse breeders. They can be used for parentage testing as well as to provide valuable proof of pedigree or ancestry if required.
How can I order my test?
If you are interested in this test, kindly contact us directly with a detailed explanation of the service you require. We can provide you with a personalised consultation and quote. Orders can then be place over the phone or by email.
Do all horses have a unique DNA profile?
Yes, all horses have a unique DNA profile except for monozygotic twin horses (identical twin horses). Identical twin horses will also have identical DNA profiles which will be undistinguishable from each other.
The equine test we offer is a 23 genetic marker profile. The horse’s profile is an individual DNA profile that can be used as a permanent method of identification.
Will the test establish any hereditary illnesses?
A horse DNA profile is strictly a genetic fingerprint showing the 23 markers analysed. We will not establish anything about the horse’s genetic health.
What sample do I need to provide?
The samples required for this test are horse hair samples. You should keep the following in mind:
Horse hairs need to be collected by plucking not by cutting. Plucking provides the hair and the root. DNA is only found in the root and thus, the root is what is needed for DNA analysis. Cut hairs contain no DNA and cannot be tested.
Horse Parentage Testing
Are you unsure as to which horse is the biological father of a foal? Parentage testing for horses provides scientific, accurate answer to questions of horse parentage.