Wilkins-Haug, Parentage Testing
using DNA, Uptodate,
Cattle Molecular Markers and Parentage Testing
Currently, techniques are also available for the expansion of DNA necessary to perform parentage testing
at the preimplantation stage, but these are reserved for cases in which testing is essential to rule out inheritance of genetic diseases and are not discussed in this article.
Traditionally, registration of foals has involved the submission to Weatherbys of a covering certificate (originating from the stallion stud), a foal registration form and, from veterinary sources, a blood sample for DNA parentage testing
(which was introduced for all foals in 2001, replacing the slightly less accurate blood-typing), details of markings, and insertion in the foal of an identifying microchip (introduced for all foals in 1999).
The Sorenson Genomics laboratories specialize in molecular diagnostics, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, parentage testing
, forensic DNA analysis and contract research.
Tenders are invited for provision of genetic parentage testing
A HUGE rise in foals and a switch to parentage testing
by DNA has been blamed for a delay to the publication of this year's Return of Mares, writes Jon Lees.
Identigene has been offering DNA testing directly to consumers since 1993, and holds all applicable laboratory accreditations in DNA testing, including an accreditation through the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) Parentage Testing
Accreditation Program, an accreditation through LAB (Laboratory Accreditation Bureau) for ISO 17025, which is a laboratory certification recognized around the world, as well as, certification from the New York Department of Health.
DCF is requesting proposals for parentage testing
services from licensed and accredited laboratories.
At this time DNA parentage testing
isn't mandatory for most clubs, but we see it becoming an industry standard within the next few years.