Intuitive. Intelligent. Indisputable
Until recently, it was not possible to read your horse’s entire genome quickly and cost-effectively.
The VGnome is an exciting disruptive technology that provides owners, breeders and trainers with unique insights about the genetic health and performance potential of their horses.
It is the most comprehensive form of equine DNA sequencing available today.
Unlike other equine DNA testing companies that analyze 0.1% of the genome, we analyze ALL the protein-coding genes and even the areas in between genes (known as non-coding DNA). The benefits are indisputable.
More than just a DNA test for horses
Most equine DNA tests on the market examine only specific regions of your horse’s DNA, but do not examine the entire gene set, DNA tests are usually cheaper and faster, but they produce less information.
At Victory Genomics, we sequence the entire equine genome to provide a more complete picture of your horse’s health and potential. The information is then presented in an easy-to-read personalized report that you can refer back to again and again.
In horses, performance traits are determined by genes and environmental factors, or a combination of both.
By sequencing a horse’s genome, it is possible to predict movement patterns, muscle fibre development, disposition and wither height.
Variants of certain genes (including MSTN and DMRT3) have been associated with elite athletic performance in horses. In contrast, variations such as CRISP3, SPATA1 and INHBA, have been associated with pregnancy rates in broodmares.
Working for your horse
Genes can influence a horse in a variety of ways.
One gene may determine a trait (like extra muscle mass), or multiple genes may contribute to it (like height or jumping ability).
Some genes can even override each other, masking an influence like coat color dilution.
Genetic testing can be used to screen horses for specific health conditions that would pose a risk to a breeding program.
In the past, luck was the key ingredient to breeding a high quality horse, but our science-backed equine genomic testing solution can increase the odds.
Blending genomics with horse expertise, our international team of veterinarians, trainers, geneticists, bioinformaticians, developers, and software engineers provide intuitive solutions approved for clinical-grade diagnostic purposes.