SINGLE GENE TESTS
You have the opportunity to buy our risk gene tests separately.
The price for a single gene test is 60 € (VAT 0%)
Currently the following tests are available:
Polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM1)
The disease causes muscle problems in horses during excercise, such as pelvic paralysis and severe muscle damage.
This mutation causes a quick rise in body temperature paired with muscle stiffness when the horse is sedated with a commonly used anesthetic. This leads the horse dying on the operating table. A gene test is the only way to prevent such an unnecessary death.
This disorder causes sudden and infrequent muscle twitches and even paralysis.
In some cases of this disorder, the horse's night vision is completely impaired whereas in others it may be only mildly affected.
Hoof wall separation
This disorder leads to the cracking of the horse’s hooves. Knowing that the horse may get this disorder, preventive measures can be taken to improve the outcome.
Multiple congenital ocular anomalies (MCOA)
Mutation in this gene causes a group of developmental abnormalities in the eyes. Horses may suffer from impaired vision, leading to abnormal behavior and an inability to perform.
Glycogen storage disease
This fatal disease leads to developmental abnormalities leading to either late-term abortion or dysfunction of skeletal muscles, heart muscle or liver by 8 weeks of age.
This disease is caused by a swelling of the intestines which causes colic during the first 12-14 months after birth. No known treatment - leads to internal obstruction and ultimately death.
Lavender foal syndrome
The disease causes several neurological issues, leading to paddling movement, abnormal eye movements and severe muscle spasms. Usually lethal soon after birth, or cause for euthanasia.
This disease leads to severe skin malformations, such as blisters. In particular limbs can be affected, leading to a recurrent loss of hooves. Affected foals usually die or are euthanized.