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Animal Genetics offers
DNA testing and detection for markers identifying PSSM Type 1 in horses.
US per sample.
Collect sample by pulling (not cutting) 20-30
mane or tail hairs with roots attached. It is important that you
pull the hairs and confirm that the actual root of the hair is being
collected. The root contains the genetic material of your horse
that is needed for DNA testing. Therefore, cut hairs do not provide
an adequate sample of your horse. Place the collected hairs of each
horse in a separate zip-lock bag labeling the bags accordingly with
the horses name or identification number. Download and complete
a submission form for each sample and send along with
payment to Animal Genetics for testing.
Results are given using the following symbolic
horse carries two copies of PSSM1 and is homozygous
for PSSM1. The horse is affected with the PSSM genetic disorder and this horse will always pass PSSM1 to its offspring.
the normal and PSSM1 alleles were detected. Horse tested heterozygous
for PSSM1. The horse is affected with the PSSM genetic disorder and there is a 50% chance this horse will pass a PSSM1 allele to its offspring.
tested negative for PSSM1.