WorldFengur – DNA Diagnostics and Analysis

August 26 2010 | Breeding

The correct registration of a horse pedigree is essential for horse breeding. Many breeders rely upon the pedigree information in their breeding work and the BLUP evaluation is based upon the pedigree information as well. In order to support studbook work and verify horse pedigree registration, the DNA diagnostic has become a very important tool. By demanding a proof of parentage for all stallions participating in a breeding show FEIF is supporting more accuracy in the pedigree registration of breeding horses. Of course it should be of concern of all breeders to have all mares DNA tested as well (not required yet, but recommended).
A document is available to explain the procedure of DNA diagnostics which shall help breeders and registrars.