Saddlebred

Parentage/Genetic Marker Report

This DNA-based parentage test uses microsatellite marker analysis to compare the DNA profile of an offspring to the profiles of possible parents.

White Pattern Panel 2

Horse with white patterning

The White Pattern Panel 2 bundles together all of the white coat color/pattern diagnostic tests that the VGL offers.

White Pattern Panel 1

Horse with white patterning

The White Pattern Panel 1 offers diagnostic tests for a variety of white coat color patterns.

Horse Coat Color Panel

Herd of horses with different coat colors

The horse coat color panel bundles together several diagnostic tests to evaluate coat color.

Multiple Congenital Ocular Anomalies (MCOA)

Multiple congenital ocular anomalies (MCOA) is an inherited eye disorder that is associated with the silver dilution and is characterized by ocular cysts, enlargement of the cornea, abnormally formed iris/retina, and additional abnormalities.

Horse Embryo Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure used to screen embryos recovered after uterine flush to determine sex and genetic traits through DNA testing prior to implantation in the uterus.

SynchroGait® (DMRT3)

SynchroGait® is a diagnostic DNA test for a genetic variant (A) that has a major impact on the gait and coordination of horses. The discovery by researchers in Sweden showed that the mutation “facilitates lateral gaits, ambling and pace, and inhibits the transition from trot or pace to gallop”. The gait A variant has been identified as a major genetic factor for performance in trotting horses and ability to perform the additional “flying pace” in Icelandic horses. 

Tobiano

Tobiano is a white spotting pattern characterized by white on the body that crosses the topline.