Services for horse breeding
Eurofins is a partner for horse breeders and offers the whole range of parentage / identity testing.
Parentage / Identity testing
Eurofins genotypes horses using the internationally recognized ISAG standard marker set for 17 microsatellites. Hence, our certificates provide national and international comparability. Additionally, if necessary, further microsatellites can be used.
The reported DNA fingerprint is unique for every individual and remains individual for the whole life of the horse. The reliable identification of a specific horse provides the possibility to broaden the perspective from single parentage testing towards origin and traceabilty testing of animal products as the DNA profile can be prepared from any equine sample (blood, sperm, hair roots as well as meat and meat products).
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How to send in samples...
...and how long does it take?
We recommend, especially for valuable sires, the submission of EDTA blood (1 - 3 mL). The submission of sperm samples as well as hair roots (15 - 20 pieces) is subject to surcharge.
Please note that the submission of hairs can potentially affect the analysis' quality as dirt, saliva and hairs from other animals can alduterate the result. Additionally, less roots on the hairs can hamper the analysis. The stronger the hairs and the roots the better. Please be very careful during sampling and clean the sampling equipment after every animal! Please mark the samples according to your order form.
Duration of examination and prices
The results are available within two weeks.
For prices please contact us.
All analyses are carried out by our ISO 17025:2005 (D-PL-13372-01-00) accredited laboratory.