Coat colour tests

Free testing offers and commercial testing

While the lab is getting up and running, we regularly have free genotyping offers. These offers are only for horses that can be positive controls, i.e horses that have the coat colour or disease gene that we are working on. Read more about them here.

Standard commercial testing is also available. The full range of tests that we currently offer is shown in the order form below.

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Purchase equine DNA testing

Total price per horse = sample processing ($45) + tests
When just one test is required the sample processing fee is reduced to $30.

Coat colour tests: $9 each

Base coat colours

Agouti (the bay factor) ...read more
Extension (red/black) ...read more

Coat colour dilutions

Cream ...read more
Dun and d1 ...read more
Silver ...read more
Champagne ...read more
Pearl ...read more

Coat patterns

Greying with age ...read more
Appaloosa or leopard complex ...read more
SW1 (Splashed White 1) ...read more
Frame overo (OLWS) ...read more
Tobiano ...read more
Sabino 1 ...read more
W20 white markings ...read more

Inherited disorders: $14 each

Pure and part-bred Arabian

Cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) ...read more
Severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) ...read more
Lavender foal syndrome (LFS) ...read more

Fell Ponies, Dale Ponies and Gypsy horses

Foal immunodeficiency syndrome (FIS) ...read more

Pure and part-bred Friesian

Friesian dwarfism ($19) ...read more
Hydrocephalus (Friesian and other breeds) ...read more

Various breeds

Overo lethal white syndrome (OLWS): use Frame overo test
Congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB): use Appaloosa test
Polysaccharide storage myopathy type 1 (PSSM1) ...read more

Quarter horses and related breeds

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) ...read more
Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP) ...read more
Hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA) COMING SOON ...read more
Glycogen branching enzyme deficiency (GBED) ($19) ...read more

How many horses or ponies do you want to test?

Need different tests for each horse? You can customise your choices for each horse on next page.