Today in the lab!

Today in the lab!

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We are using a 3D printer to make some customized equipment. This beautiful thing will be part of our gel electrophoresis equipment. The tray that we are making is held by lines of interconnected supports. The printer we use – Kylie –…

What is homozygous?

What is homozygous?

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Homozygous, along with her friend heterozygous, are (as far as I can tell) jargon developed purely with the aim of making genetics seem hard. Let explain what homozygous means for mammals – that includes us and all our hairy companions. Homozygous: both…

Fragile Foal update

Fragile Foal update

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This breeding season we have had a lot of responsible breeders testing for Fragile Foal Syndrome (aka Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome or WFFS). Well done to those breeders. The horses we have tested are mostly Warmbloods and related breeds, but we have…

Pre 2019 testing

Pre 2019 testing

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Pre-2019 testing – if you need your results before January, order and send us samples now! The laboratory will be shutting down briefly over the new year. Our last day of testing this year will be Friday December 21, and we will…

HYPP

HYPP

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HYPP is another one of the 5 tests in the 5-panel. The 5-panel is relevant to Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas, Quarter Ponies and any other breeds with some Quarter Horse bloodlines. HYPP is only found in the descendants of Impressive, an American…