The SynchroGait®-Test is able to identify the genetic key factor responsible for the leg coordination. With this information we can predict a horse’s performance in two different categories:
- Flying pace for breeds participating in harness-races
- Natural capacity for alternative gaits in certain breeds ("gaited" horses)
Generatio holds a worldwide licence to perform the SynchroGait® test from Capilet Genetics.
A gene defect is the deviation of a certain genetic information that leads to a defective gene product.
The defective gene product subsequently leads to symptoms of malfunction, which can vary in severity depending on the type of defect and the importance of the affected gene.
Glycogen storage disease IIIa (GSD 3a) is a metabolic disease. In type 3a, glycogen cannot be metabolised due to an enzyme defect. This leads to glycogen accumulation in the liver and muscles, which are impaired in their function. The symptoms of lethargy, exercise intolerance and collapse occur at the age of 14 months.
The disease occurs in the Curly Coated Retriever. The inheritance is autosomal recessive.
Golden Retriever Muscle Dystrophy (GRMD) is a degenerative muscle disease in which muscle fibre degeneration and necrosis occur due to a malformation of the dystrophin protein. Affected dogs suffer from muscle wasting, weakness and feeding difficulties. The poor quality of life often leads to euthanasia.
The disease occurs in Golden Retrievers and is inherited in an X-linked recessive manner.
Synonym: X-linked muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Dystrophin-deficient muscular dystrophy
Due to the Grey mutation, normally coloured foals first turn grey and later white. They slowly "lose" their colour, as pigment-producing cells gradually stop to produce pigment and the hairs that grow back have less and less colour pigments and eventually none at all. Transitions patterns such as "dapple grey" and "flea-bitten" etc. develop.
The responsible gene (STX17) is involved in cancer pathways. The duplication that causes the grey colour also predisposes grey horses to developing melanoma.
Hair length is a trait in many dog breeds, which is important in the selection of intended matings. There is usually a short coat type and a long coat type.
Which genetic type the dog has, i.e. which coat length it develops, can be determined by a genetic test (FGF5 gene).
This coat structure occurs in many different breeds.