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parentage

the animal's sire and dam. In animal circles the dam is usually evident, the sire is often a subject of conjecture.

parentage determination
see parentage testing (below).
parentage exclusion testing
see parentage testing (below).
parentage testing
a test originally based on red cell antigens but increasingly on restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), also called DNA fingerprinting. The offspring can have only those blood group antigens possessed by one or both of its parents. Identification of the offspring's antigens makes it possible to exclude some possible sires because they carry antigens not possessed by the subject animal. Similarly, the inheritance of a particular RFLP is directly linked to that found in each parent. Called also parentage determination, parentage exclusion testing.
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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 services.
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.

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