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

Be aware that there are potential delays for samples arriving September 21 - October 6. Some staff will be away.

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) more
Extension (red/black) more

Coat colour dilutions

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

Coat patterns

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

Inherited disorders: $14 each

Pure and part-bred Arabian

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

Fell Ponies, Dale Ponies and Gypsy horses

Foal immunodeficiency syndrome (FIS) 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) 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.