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Sorry, we aren't taking any more orders this week.

We are working on ways to expand our testing as well a few other projects. We have reduced the number of orders we take each week to make sure we have some time to make these improvements. These limits should be temporary! In a few months we will take off the brakes.

We will take more orders next week. Orders open on Monday, Sydney time. In the mean time, have a look through our individual tests and panels (panels are groups of tests) to help decide what you want to test for.

Lateral gait marker


Most horses move using the classic walk, trot, canter and gallop paces. Gaited horses often have additional paces. There are a wide range of additional paces, including the tölt, running walk, rack, paso fino (classic fino), paso corto, paso largo, paso ilano, sobreandando, and fox trot.

Horses with one or more copies of the 'A' allele in this test are often able to use additional gaits. It is not a guarantee however - horses can carry the 'A' allele and still show no additional gaits. That is why we classify this test as a genetic marker (ie. strongly associated with additional gaits) rather than a causative genetic variant.

Gene or region and technical reference

Gene: DMRT3 (marker). Reference: Kristjansson et al. (2014)
(not patented in Australia).

Reported alleles

C. Test developed using manufactured DNA, animal controls.

A. Test developed using manufactured DNA, animal cases.

Panels: groups of tests that are often ordered together

This test is not in any panels.


Canalbyn Special Hannah is a gaited Rocky Mountain Horse.
Photo: Dr. Daryl Elphick, Canalbyn Rocky Mountain Horses.

Order tests

There is a one-off sample processing fee of $40 per animal plus the cost of your tests.

How many animals are you testing? Discount or society code:


$33 A DNA profile ... more


Colour panels

$40 Dilutions panel ... more

$120 Full colour panel ... more

$70 Patterns panel ... more

Panels by breed

$115 Arabian health & colour ... more

$50 Arabian health panel ... more

$66 Fjord horse panel ... more

$40 Friesian health & colour ... more

$120 Gypsy health & colour ... more

$50 Miniature ACAN panel ... more

$250 Miniature health & colour ... more

$160 QH health & colour ... more

$90 QH health panel ... more

Good moves

Gaited horses

$9 Lateral gait marker

Good looks

Coat colour

$9 Agouti (bay factor) (agouti) ... more

$9 Red/black ... more

Coat pattern

$9 Frame overo/lethal white syndrome (OLWS) ... more

$9 Grey/melanoma ... more

$9 Lp/Appaloosa/night blindness (CSNB) ... more

$9 PATN1 coat pattern modifier (PATN1) ... more

$9 Roan marker ... more

$9 Sabino 1 ... more

$9 Splashed white 1/deafness (SW1) ... more

$9 Splashed white 2/deafness (SW2) ... more

$9 Splashed white 3/deafness (SW3) ... more

$9 Splashed white 5/deafness (SW5) ... more

$9 Tobiano ... more

$9 W13 dominant white (W13) ... more

$9 W20 white markings (W20) ... more

$9 W22 dominant white (W22) ... more

$9 W25 dominant white (W25) ... more

$9 W26 dominant white (W26) ... more

$9 W27 dominant white (W27) ... more

Good health

Paint horses

$9 Splashed white 3/deafness (SW3) ... more

Good looks

Colour dilution

$9 Champagne ... more

$9 Cream ... more

$9 Dun and nd1 (dun/nd1) ... more

$9 Pearl ... more

$9 Taffy/silver/eye abnormalities (MCOA/silver) ... more

Good health

Multiple breeds

$14 Foal immunodeficiency syndrome (FIS) ... more

$14 Fragile foal syndrome (FFS) ... more

$9 Frame overo/lethal white syndrome (OLWS) ... more

$9 Grey/melanoma ... more

$9 Lp/Appaloosa/night blindness (CSNB) ... more

$14 Ocular squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) ... more

$14 Polysaccharide storage myopathy 1 (PSSM1) ... more

$9 Splashed white 1/deafness (SW1) ... more

$9 Taffy/silver/eye abnormalities (MCOA/silver) ... more

Pure- and part-bred Akhal-Tekes

$14 Naked foal syndrome (NFS) ... more

Pure- and part-bred Arabians

$14 Cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) ... more

$14 Lavender foal syndrome (LFS) ... more

$14 Occipitoatlantoaxial malformation (OAAM) ... more

$14 Severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) ... more

Pure- and part-bred Connemaras

$14 Hoof wall separation disease (HWSD) ... more

Pure- and part-bred Friesians

$14 Friesian dwarfism ... more

$14 Hydrocephalus ... more

Pure- and part-bred Miniature horses

$14 D1 form of Miniature dwarfism (D1) ... more

$14 D2 form of Miniature dwarfism (D2) ... more

$14 D3* form of Miniature dwarfism (D3*) ... more

$14 D4 form of Miniature dwarfism (D4) ... more

$140 Skeletal atavism (SA) ... more

Pure- and part-bred Paint horses

$9 Splashed white 5/deafness (SW5) ... more

Pure- and part-bred Quarter Horses and Paints

$14 Glycogen branching enzyme deficiency (GBED) ... more

$14 Hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA) ... more

$14 Hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis (HYPP) ... more

$14 Immune mediated myositis (IMM) ... more

$14 Malignant hyperthermia (MH) ... more

$9 Splashed white 2/deafness (SW2) ... more

Pure- and part-bred Saddlebreds

$14 Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB2) ... more

Tests can be in the list more than once when the gene in question has more than one effect. It is OK to select the same test once or more than once, the price is the same.