Our lab website has been updated!

Our lab website has been updated!

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Our revamped website is now live. And in the next week we will be introducing our new Panels page with an expanded range of panels for testing your horses including Arabian,Friesian, Miniature horses, Quarter horses and all new Gypsy horse and Thoroughbred…

IMM test coming soon

IMM test coming soon

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Immune-mediated myositis (or IMM) is the next test on our list after the lateral gait marker. Has anyone here ever seen signs like what is described? Incredibly fast muscle wasting in a QH, subsequent to infection or vaccination? Read about the condition…

Good news for goat owners!

Good news for goat owners!

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We have created a branch of our laboratory to do testing for niche agricultural species. It’s called OXA Breeding Science, and the very first test we are offering is DNA profiles for pedigree verification in goats. The turnaround time is the same…

Skeletal atavism

Skeletal atavism

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Earlier this year we put up a couple of posts about ACAN dwarfism in Miniatures. There’s more than one type of dwarfism in Miniatures. This one is called skeletal atavism (SA). Skeletal atavism is a type of dwarfism found in Shetland ponies…

OAAM testing coming soon

OAAM testing coming soon

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At the moment our Arabian panel disorder includes three tests: CA, LFS and SCID. We are planning to add another one for a disorder called OAAM. OAAM is a bone problem affecting the two vertebrae closest to the skull. Affected horses can…

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…