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Factsheet from CIGA

In the future more studbooks will likely use genomic data from analyses of SNP markers on a routine basis. The WBFSH Standing Committee for Collaborative Implementation of Genomic Applications in Sport Horse Breeding (SC-CIGA) has worked out a factsheet on parentage testing. 


Sport horse foals. In the future more studbooks will likely use genomic data from analyses of SNP markers on a routine basis.
d. 10-04-2019 - 10:18

Right now the parentage testing is done by an analysis of microsatellite markers. In the future more studbooks will likely use genomic data from analyses of SNP markers on a routine basis. Interest in implementing genomic selection to improve performance, conformation and health traits is an important driver of extending SNP analyses, which can also be used for parentage testing. The transition from microsatellite to SNP markers in parentage testing is not trivial and will require some efforts. To help keeping the cost for DNA analyses low and support efficient work towards large-scale SNP analyses in the future, the SC-CIGA factsheet can give you useful information.

 

Go to the CIGA factsheet on parentage testing and SNP markers.