We offer DNA profiling using the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG) approved marker panels for horses, which can be used to confirm or exclude parentage of your horse.
While most of the DNA in a horse is unique, there are millions of tiny differences across the genome. To obtain a DNA profile, we generate a snapshot of your horses DNA at some of those spots that we know are different to each other (called markers). We then compare the markers in the offspring to those in the parents to confirm or exclude parentage.
When used to confirm parentage, the ISAG panel offers over 99% accuracy in excluding incorrect parents. We are also able to perform maternity or paternity testing if the DNA profile of only one parent is available.