An award for how good-looking we are!

An award for how good-looking we are!

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In July 2018 we moved back into our laboratory Redfern (in Sydney) after renovating the warehouse to include a purpose-built laboratory for Practical Horse Genetics. Both the design by Ian Moore Architects and the construction by Elliott Projects have been nominated for…

Mystery solved! Loki

Mystery solved! Loki

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Loki is a mostly-white foal who was entered into our Mystery horse competition. His dam is a Palouse pony, and his sire is unknown. We tested Loki for a wide range of colour genes to find out why he is nearly completely…

Gaited horses

Gaited horses

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We will be putting the test for the Gait Keeper gene (The gene is also referred to as SynchroGait®) on our list of things to start doing so hopefully it will be available by spring. You can read more about the Gait…

Fragile foal syndrome update

Fragile foal syndrome update

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So far testing in Australian Warmbloods and related breeds has shown a carrier rate of 11.5% for Fragile Foal Syndrome. With a carrier rate this high, breeders should have been seeing far more affected foals than have been reported – at least…

Miniature dwarfism in Australia

Miniature dwarfism in Australia

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Most Miniature breeders here in Australia will be aware that sometimes Miniature foals are born with dwarfism. Dwarfism in miniatures comes in a wide range of severity, and with a range of physical problems as well as short stature. For example, all…