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 (prices listed)
When just one test is required the sample processing fee is reduced to $30.

Base coat colour tests

Agouti - the bay factor: $9 per sample
Extension - red and black pigment: $14 per sample

Coat colour dilution tests

Cream - (palomino, buckskin etc): $9 per sample
Silver - dilution of black pigment: $9 per sample
Champagne - dilution of red & black: $9 per sample
Pearl: $9 per sample


Coat pattern tests

Greying with age: $9 per sample
Appaloosa or leopard complex: $9 per sample
SW1 (Splashed White 1): $9 per sample
Frame overo (OLWS): $9 per sample
Tobiano : $9 per sample
Sabino 1: $9 per sample
W20 white markings: $9 per sample

Inherited disorders - Arabian

CA - Cerebellar abiotrophy: $14 per sample
SCID - Severe combined immune deficiency: $14 per sample
LFS - Lavender foal syndrome: $14 per sample (may increase)

Inherited disorders - various breeds

Overo lethal white syndrome (OLWS): use Frame overo test
Congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB): use Appaloosa test
PSSM1 - polysaccharide storage myopathy type 1: $14 per sample

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.