Reveal your horse's possible health and disease risk. Our equine DNA tests include screenings for all equine genetic diseases included on the standard 5 panel DNA test: GBED, HERDA, HYPP, MH, PSSM1, and more than 70 additional tests.
"Warmblood" fragile foal syndrome (FFS) is a connective tissue disorder resulting in joint laxity and extremely thin skin that is only loosely connected to the body. The skin is easily torn, resulting in lacerations, hematomas, and seromas across the foal. Affected foals are euthanized shortly after birth.
Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) is an X-linked disorder of sexual development resulting in a female horse with XY chromosomes. Horses with AIS exhibit stallion-like behavior such as agression toward other horses, Flehman response and vocalization toward cycling mares.
Cerebellar Abiotrophy (CA) is a degenerative neurological disorder, due to the death of neurons in the brain. Symptoms (head tremors, lack of coordination, wide stances, exaggerated gain, difficulty rising and startling easily), typically appear in foals between six weeks and four months of age.
Chronic Idiopathic Anhidrosis Risk (CIA) is the inability to sweat in response to increased body temperature, (AKA "non-sweater"). This condition is dangerous and sometimes life-threatening for horses, who rely on sweating for 65-70% of their temperature regulation.
Equine Arteritis Virus Resistance (EAVR) is an infectious disease with a broad range of symptoms, though most horses will not display any overt signs. Infection can result in abortion in pregnant mares, and some stallions persistently shed the virus through their semen.
Equine herpesviruses are DNA viruses that are found in most horses all over the world, often without any serious side effects. Following infection of Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1) some horses then suffer Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), which is is accompanied by serious and sometimes fatal neurological effects. EHM in horses can have serious neurological symptoms on affected horses.
Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is a wide-spread issue in the horse population. Primarily characterized by hyperinsulinemia (excess insulin circulating in the blood in relation to glucose levels), this metabolic disorder is often present in obese horses and ponies and can be challenging to diagnose as it can be misdiagnosed as "Cushing's" (a pituitary disfunction).