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generatio GmbH, IAFH and vit continue their collaboration and thus support the further strengthening of the data basis for research work on Exertional Myopathies in horses



generatio GmbH, the International Association of Future Horse Breeding GmbH & Co. KG (IAFH) and Vereinigte Informationssysteme Tierhaltung v. V. (vit) have extended their existing cooperation agreement. The aim of this cooperation is to contribute to greater transparency and to support research into the links between genetics and the environment, which can lead to the development of symptoms of Exertional Myopathies.


As part of the cooperation, horses that have already been SNP genotyped as part of routine parentage verification within IAFH member associations, for example, can also have the genetic variants associated with Muscle Integrity Myopathy (MIM, formerly "PSSM2") read out at the owner's request. This option is available for all samples that have been SNP genotyped via the IAFH since 2021.

Thanks to this partnership, no new sample needs to be taken for these horses and sent to generatio. Instead, the test can be carried out directly and at a reduced price.


Breeding association members can arrange for the MIM results to be activated directly from their online accounts with the respective IAFH partner association or alternatively send their request to their offices.

The following breeding associations that are members of the IAFH benefit from the special MIM price:

  • Oldenburger Pferdezuchtverband e.V. (OL)
  • Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International e.V. (OS) 
  • Trakehner Verband e.V.
  • Holsteiner Verband e.V.
  • Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V.
  • Hannoveraner Verband e.V.
    and under the umbrella association "Deutsches Sportpferd GmbH":
  • Pferdezuchtverband Baden-Württemberg e.V.
  • Pferdezuchtverband Brandenburg-Anhalt e.V.
  • Pferdezuchtverband Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar e.V.
  • Pferdezuchtverband Sachsen-Thüringen e.V.
  • Landesverband Bayerischer Pferdezüchter e.V.


We look forward to further cooperation with the IAFH and the individual breeding associations. We are happy to support this unique initiative and its special commitment to scientific work in the field of horse genetics and breeding. 

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