All DNA tests are performed by UC Davis Veternary Genetics Lab.
A DNA profile of species-specific microsatellite markers is obtained from the offspring, potential dam, and potential sire(s), and parentage analysis is performed using this data. In this process, a computer program compares the DNA profile of the offspring to the profiles of the presumed parents. Candidate sires and dams may either qualify or be excluded as parents based on whether they share microsatellite marker alleles with the offspring. A parentage analyst then reviews the results and sends the final report. If a listed parent or parents are excluded, additional analysis is performed, including retesting of samples and the possible use of additional DNA markers to confirm the exclusion.
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Please Note: All DNA parentage verification and mandatory health testing results, whether purchased through the EBRA or transferred into the EBRA system, will become permanent record, which the documented owner may access at any time upon request. The EBRA is not responsible for providing non-mandatory DNA test results, therefore the release of any additional testing performed by past or present owners must be negotiated between the private parties at time of purchase.
Perfil de DNA e / ou verificação de parentesco
DNA Profiles are required for all stallions and mares applying for European Brabant and European Brabant Stock Studbooks, but is optional for geldings and Appendix Brabant Record horses
The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) is a non-profit, self-supporting unit of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. We provide highly accurate genetic testing results and animal forensic services while also contributing to the educational and research mission of the school.
VGL provides animal parentage verification, identification, forensics services, genetic diagnostics, and genetic research for a broad range of domestic species as well as primates and wildlife species.