Greying with age

Why test for greying with age?

Horses and ponies that carry the gene variant that causes greying with age are special. They go through a beautiful range of shades on their way to becoming completely white or flea-bitten grey, but they also have a high risk of developing melanoma.

Genetic testing can confirm whether your horse has the gene variant that causes greying with age and increases susceptibility to melanoma.

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Greying with age

Greying with age (left) can produce spectacular coat colours.

Purchase equine DNA testing

Total price per horse = sample processing ($45) + tests
When just one test is required the sample processing fee is reduced to $30.

Coat colour tests: $9 each

Base coat colours

Agouti (the bay factor) ...read more
Extension (red/black) ...read more

Coat colour dilutions

Cream ...read more
Dun and d1 ...read more
Silver ...read more
Champagne ...read more
Pearl ...read more

Coat patterns

Greying with age ...read more
Appaloosa or leopard complex ...read more
SW1 (Splashed White 1) ...read more
Frame overo (OLWS) ...read more
Tobiano ...read more
Sabino 1 ...read more
W20 white markings ...read more

Inherited disorders: $14 each

Pure and part-bred Arabian

Cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) ...read more
Severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) ...read more
Lavender foal syndrome (LFS) ...read more

Various breeds

Overo lethal white syndrome (OLWS): use Frame overo test
Congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB): use Appaloosa test
Polysaccharide storage myopathy type 1 (PSSM1) ...read more

How many horses or ponies do you want to test?

Need different tests for each horse? You can customise your choices for each horse on next page.