Harness the power of your horse's DNA

The power of genetics, working for your horse!

The Whole Horse Genome at your Fingertips

The VGnome is a 360-degree view of your horse’s entire genome that sequences 2.4 billion letters of DNA to radically increase your understanding of your horse’s health, wellbeing, and performance

We deliver what you need to know in an informative breed specific report, complete with evidence-based and actionable recommendations from our team of veterinary and training experts.

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One test – for a lifetime

Once tested, VG can reanalyze your horse’s genetic code as new data becomes available to provide even more performance and health insights.

We keep you on the cutting edge so you can practice proactive care.

No need to take another genetic test, nor send in another DNA sample.

Gain insights you can capitalize on

  • Detection of future performers
  • Trainability and character traits
  • Fracture and muscle injury risk
  • Estimated height
  • Natural athletic ability
  • Genetic disease
  • Precision matchmaking
  • Breeding aptitude
  • Assessment of genetic diversity
  • Pedigree and ancestry
  • Muscle development

Intuitive. Intelligent. Indisputable

Until recently, no technology was available to read your horse’s entire genome quickly and cost-effectively.

Enter the VGnome, an exciting disruptive resource that provides owners and trainers with unique insights and information about their horse’s genetic potential, both now and tomorrow.

The most comprehensive form of equine DNA sequencing available today.

Unlike our competition, which analyzes just 0.1% of a horse’s genome, we analyze ALL the protein-coding genes and even the areas in between genes (known as non-coding DNA).

The future of proactive equine care

Genomic sequencing offers the promise of more effective diagnosis and treatment of equine disease. Understanding a horse’s genomic profile helps veterinarians administer a more precise (targeted) treatment if one is available.

Not all genetic diseases in horses are easily diagnosed. Some conditions show up down the line, and others may cause a horse to suffer an increased risk of injury over time. By understanding genetic risk factors and recovery requirements, owners can provide proactive care and tailored treatment solutions.

Knowledge that could save your horse's life

Genetic testing can bring to light genetic risk factors early to improve the outcomes of horses at risk.

Insights and information gained from testing can be used to make breeding and management decisions and identify horses affected by a genetic disease.

Avoid the trial-and-error approach to buying a champion

If you’re looking at spending thousands on a thoroughbred yearling at auction, our state-of-the-art genetic test and prediction model will help you determine and identify different variables that may affect performance and training.

With a better understanding of how a horse’s genes impact their behavior, growth, and development, owners can choose the most suitable discipline and training style, identify the best age to start training and predict the consequences of known and unknown genetic variants.

Predicting performance

In humans, there is evidence that traits such as risk-taking, educational achievement, and substance abuse are influenced by their DNA. As we understand more about how genes influence equine performance, we can better predict how likely and to what extent horses will develop similar traits from their genomic sequence.

Variants of certain genes (including MTSN and DMRT3) have been associated with elite athletic performance in horses. In contrast, variations in genes, such as CRISP3, SPATA1 and INHBA, have been associated with pregnancy rates in broodmares.

Disease risk

Genetic mutations can cause chronic illness, disability, and even premature death in horses. The VGnome can be used to diagnose, monitor, treat, predict, and even eradicate genetic disease in breeding populations, or to produce foals with desirable physical and behavioral characteristics and traits.

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Working for your horse

Genes can influence a horse in a variety of ways; just one gene might determine a trait (like extra muscle mass), or many genes might work together to create a trait (such as height or jumping ability). Some genes can even override each other, masking an influence like coat color dilution.

Sequencing can be used to screen broodmares and stallions for specific health conditions that would pose a risk to a breeding population. In the past, luck was the key ingredient to breeding a successful performance horse, but our science-backed reports can help breeders make more informed breeding decisions, increasing the likelihood of producing a champion foal.

Demystifying Color

The color of your next champion doesn’t need to be determined by a roll of the dice. The VGnome is a powerful tool for breeders looking to produce foals of a specific color.

Find out exactly which genes your stallion or mare carries that can modify coat color through dilution, redistribution, or the absence of pigments before the breeding season begins.

Certified Data

Blending genomics with horse expertise, our international team of talented geneticists, bioinformaticians, mobile developers, and software engineers provide intuitive solutions approved for clinical-grade diagnostic purposes.

Letters of horse DNA

Genes analyzed

Millions of genetic variations

Samples sequenced 30x for accuracy

No other company offers this level of testing. Period.

Putting it all together

Each Victory Genomics report is an instruction manual for your horse’s life from the inside:
(Example report below)

Your report includes

  • Personalized breed-specific results
  • A 360-degree view of your horse’s entire genome that is readily available for future testing requirements
  • Screening for gene variants that might be missed with a more traditional DNA testing approach
  • Potential gene mutations that may benefit from follow-up in the future
  • Important health and performance data

Applications

  • Veterinary
  • Racing and performance
  • Showing
  • Breeding
  • Equine welfare
  • Ancestry

As we discover more, you do too.

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The journey is just beginning

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