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.
Splashed white 5/deafness (SW5)
The splashed white 5 (SW5) gene causes white markings. They can range from large facial markings and socks to the white face, blue eyes, white legs and white belly of a typical boldly marked splash horse. A fair proportion of SW5 horses are deaf.
Chestnut splashed white horses generally have larger markings than bay/brown or black splashed white horses.
In Australia the SW5 version of splashed white is generally found in Paint horses descended from the stallion Intensity.
No horses with two copies of SW5 have been identified, and it is possible that foals inheriting SW5 plus another splashed white gene may be lost in utero.
Gene or region and technical reference
Gene: MITF (causative). Reference:
n. Test developed using animal controls.
SW5. Test developed using animal cases.
Panels: groups of tests that are often ordered together
This test is not in any panels.