Sending in your horse samples

We’ve started asking for horse hair samples to be sent to us in paper envelopes in preference to ziplock bags.

There are two main reasons for this:

  1. Firstly, paper doesn’t trap moisture, instead it dries the sample out. This helps prevent bacterial growth which can destroy DNA.
  2. Secondly, paper is a renewable resource and there are more options for re-using and recycling paper.

Of course we still accept samples in ziplock bags, but for horse owners that have paper envelopes available, we’d love it if they could use the paper envelopes instead!

See also:

Godilocks and the horse hair samples

Taking samples for testing – how long do they last?

Getting more tests done

Visit Practical Horse Genetics to view and order tests for your horse

News Reporter