Anglo Arabian
VGnome Results

Anglo-Arabian athleticism and intelligence make the breed well-suited to many equestrian disciplines, including endurance.

Since Anglo-Arabian horses are not bred to a specific phenotype, each individual has unique characteristics and performance traits depending on the genetic makeup and inherited performance traits. Every horse’s physical conditioning, muscle development and athletic performance are influenced by training, management and diet/nutrition practices. However, even if two horses of the same bloodlines are trained and managed the same way, their athletic performance will progress on a different trajectory, depending on their genetic makeup.

Predictive genetics can facilitate the design of optimal endurance training regimes. We endeavour to incorporate veterinary, training and biomechanics knowledge into our genetic predictions to further improve athletic performance, soundness, and behavioural problems.

Endurance Report

Here’s a quick summary

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Build and Muscle Composition

Higher ratio of type 1 slow twitch muscle fibers for stamina and endurance.

E

Respiration and Stride

Able to outrun shorter striding rivals over longer distances, maintains an efficient stride turnover and superior ventilation.

E

Aerobic Performance

Able to retain a reasonable level of aerobic fitness over distances.

E

Sprinting Power

Optimal galloping performance over short distances.

E

The Capability to Adapt

Sub-optimal use of fatty acids as slow-burning fuel.

E

Temperament and Trainability

High trainability and impulse-control.

E

Training and Care of this Anglo-Arabian

Slightly lower risk of stress fractures and muscle injury. Utilize a conditioning program that facilitates both aerobic and anaerobic responses.

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REMEMBER

Genes are not the only determinant of performance The environment in which a horse is raised and managed plays a critical role in racing performance. There is a strong interaction between genetic inheritance and training: they are complementary.

Inherited Genetic Disease Risk

Here’s a quick summary

R

Androgen insensitivity syndrome 1

Clear

R

Androgen insensitivity syndrome 2

Clear

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Cerebellar abiotrophy

Carrier

r

Equine familial isolated hypoparathyroidism

Carrier

p

Fragile foal syndrome

Clear

p

Hoof wall separation syndrome

Clear

R

Immune‐mediated myositis

Clear

R

Hydrocephalus

Clear

p

Hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia

Clear

R

Incontinentia pigmenti

Clear

R

Lavender foal syndrome

Clear

R

Myotonia

Clear

R

Severe combined immunodeficiency disease

Clear

R

Occipitoatlantoaxial malformation

Clear

R

Ocular squamous cell carcinoma

Clear

R

Overo lethal white syndrome

Clear

Q

Polysaccharide storage myopathy 1

Affected

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Inherited Genetic Disease Risk

We use two terms that might be unfamiliar: mutation and carrier.

Every horse has two copies of each gene: one gene from each parent.

A gene mutation is a change in the DNA sequence of a gene. This change influences how the gene works. This gene mutation change could be benign and have no effect on gene function.  Or it could be harmful and cause disease.

A carrier is a horse with a gene mutation inherited from one parent. This mutation is in the cells of their body, but it’s just there, not causing any problems.

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QUESTIONS?

It’s normal to feel concerned about your horse.

Reach out to us for a personal consultation, and we’ll walk you through your results or advise on the best breeding decisions.

You can also contact us if you have an inherited disease running through a pedigree. We’ll do our best to figure it out, then advise you on best breeding practice.

Should you think your horse already has one of these serious diseases then we encourage you to speak to your veterinarian for the best clinical advice.

Should we discover something new, then we’ll let you know, with no need for any additional tests or samples to be mailed in. We already have everything we need to look out for the DNA of your horse for their entire lifetime. No more tests or samples are needed.

This report is based on the latest genomic sequencing technology and scientific research that is regularly reviewed by the Victory Genomics Expert Team.

In the future, newly discovered genetic mutations could also cause similar diseases in this report. We’re working hard to find out.

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