Etalon Discoveries & Publications

Here at Etalon we have a strong focus on research and discovery. As horse people, we understand that no one knows your horse better than you do. In working closely with owners, trainers, riders and veterinarians, we accelerate the discovery process and learn more about equine health, genetics and performance - everyone wins!

Coat Color Discoveries 

Dominant White 31 ("Merada White")

Discovered July 2021.

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SNOWDROP
("Snowdrop")
Discovered in 2019.

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Dominant White 32 ("Scandalous White")

Discovered July 2021.

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SPLASHED WHITE 5 ("AfterShock")
Discovered in 2019. 

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Dominant White 30
Discovered in 2021


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PEARL & SUNSHINE 
("Captain Sunshine")

Discovered in 2019. 

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Dominant White 22 ("Airdrie Apache")
Discovered in 2017. 

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Dominant White 23 and W15/W15 ("Khartoon Khlassic")
Discovered in 2017. 

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Health, Performance & Ancestry Composition Discoveries 

Is HERDA Always a Death Sentence? Horse Discovered Homozygous for HERDA With Minimal Signs

Discovered in 2021.

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Stock-type equine disciplines Hunter, Reining and Roping are associated with the “Gait Keeper” mutation in the DMRT3 gene.

Discovered in 2021.

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Kissing Spines Study Phase I
Discovered in 2020.
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Fragile Foal Syndrome (PLOD1 c.2032G>A) occurs across diverse horse populations.
Discovered in 2020.

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Single nucleotide polymorphisms for DNA typing in the domestic horse (SNP Parentage)
Discovered in 2017.
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International Discoveries

Ancestry of a Popular Mangalarga Sire, Turbante JO 
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Disciplinas esportivas em cavalos de raças de trabalho são associadas ao alelo A no locus DMRT3.
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Does your horse have mystery white markings, a particular talent or health issue? Could it be genetic? Let us help! Ask team Etalon & participate in equine genetic research to discover more about your horse. 
Email us to talk genetic research!