The Thoroughbred VGNome™
How to breed a better and faster racehorse
Our Thoroughbred VGnome Report uses the most powerful genetic technology to give you recommendations based on your horse’s unique genes.
Unlike other equine genetic tests, we test the entirety of your horse’s genome, which means all of the DNA is analyzed, not just a small fraction. This enables us to give you future updates on new genetic findings without having to retest your horse.
We know that breeding a racehorse is a high-stakes affair. The VGnome can significantly boost the odds in your favor.
What included in the VGnome Thoroughbred?
Inherited genetic disease risk
Identifies genetic markers for fifteen thoroughbred diseases and health conditions to prevent or manage these issues and stop them from appearing in future breeding programs.
Genetic diseases tested
- Androgen insensitivity syndrome
- Cerebellar abiotrophy
- Equine familial isolated hypoparathyroidism
- Warmblood fragile foal syndrome
- Hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia
- Hoof wall separation syndrome
- Immune-mediated myositis
- Incontinentia pigmenti
- Malignant hyperthermia
- Ocular squamous cell carcinoma
- Polysaccharide storage myopathy
- Overo lethal white syndrome
Insightful breeding tips
Helps you stamp out genetic disease in your foals by identifying stallions and mares carrying disease-causing variants to ensure healthy foals with desirable performance traits result from a planned mating.
Heritage and Ancestry
Demonstrates your horse’s closest genetic relatives today and compares each strand of DNA to provide proof of lineage and accurate inbreeding coefficient information.
Genetic factors and traits that can influence the performance and abilities of your horse including muscle development, energy consumption, metabolism, and behavioral traits such as willingness to learn and adaptability.
Post Racing Welfare
Genetic insights that delve deeper than any other test on the market, looking into how your horse’s body may function in training to help develop effective strategies for preventing and managing injuries during a horse’s racing and post-racing career.
Ready to find out more about your Thoroughbred?
Evidence-based and actionable recommendations on breeding and training from our team of experts
The only genetic testing company that provides a comprehensive multi-page report to guide health, training, breeding, and welfare decisions now and in the future.
Testing is as easy as mailing a postcard, thanks to our pre-paid packaging kit.
Get your VG testing kit here