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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).
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.