Guide to Labs and Available Tests

Horse DNA Testing:

In order to get your horse DNA tested you will first need to write down what you want to test your horse for. This will vary from horse to horse and breed to breed.

If your horse is an Arabian or appears to be of Arabian decent, you may want to have the Arabian disease panel done. Conversely, if your unregistered horse looks a lot like a quarter horse, you may want to have the 5 panel done or even the APHA panel which adds in OLWS.

The costs for horse DNA tests depend on how many tests are being run. UC Davis offers individual coat color tests for $25 but you can get a package of 8 coat colors tested for $100, a considerable savings!

How much does a horse DNA Test cost?

* Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency  * Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia  * Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis * Malignant Hyperthermia  * Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy

What is the 5 Panel Test for Horses?

There is no DNA test that can 100% determine a horse’s breed. But think about it, horse breeds have evolved over several thousand years. Some breeds are offshoots of others.

Can you DNA Test a horse for breed?