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.

RYR1 gene test is recommended to be done for example before selling or buying a horse. It works as an assurance for the buyer that the horse has been checked for serious risk genes and associated hereditary illnesses. This test is also a good tool for breeding: you can make sure your horse is not carrying this harmful risk gene to pass on to its foals.

We will deliver the results within 3 weeks after receiving the sample.

The price for RYR1 gene test is 100 € (VAT excluded).

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