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In the USA:

Send 30-40 hair samples per horse with follicle attached, inside a separate envelope or plastic baggie per horse, correctly identified, all placed in one package to Cecilia Penedo at:

Cecilia Penedo
Horse Research - CA
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
University of California
One Shields Avenue (use this for regular airmail postal service)

980 Old Davis Road (use this for FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc)
Davis, CA 95616-8744

Send an email to her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the registered name, number and parentage and request that Dr. Penedo analyse the possibility of CA carrier lines in your arabian(s) and that hair follicle samples are being sent. If you have a link to AllBreed for your horse(s) that does speed things up a bit. You can copy and paste the links to the pedigrees into your email for each horse.

If your horse/foal is a family member or related to a known or suspected CA Carrier ( N/CA),or an affected individual ( CA/CA) please specify.

If you cannot access the VGL site for payment of $50 per sample per horse, contact:

Sabine Nooteboom
Staff Research Associate - Supervisor Sample Receiving
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
U C Davis
Telephone: (530) 752-9333
Fax: (530) 752-3556
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UC Davis forms to use for credit card payments, submission forms and if necessary an Import Form are available for downloading at the VGL website:
http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/horse.php

The US IMPORT form is required for all packages containing hair samples arriving from outside the United States of America. One IMPORT FORM is valid per package and covers all sample contents. It must be attached to the outside of the package for easy access by US Customs. Request a current IMPORT FORM if not available on site.

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Vetgen now offers CA testing and a combined CA/SCID test.
They are still high priced on the SCID @$140 per horse but their CA testing is interesting:
http://www.vetgen.com/documents/order-form-equine.pdf
 
$50 per horse ( just the same as VGL at UC Davis)
$42.50 each for 2 to 7 horses
$35.00 each for 8 horses or more.
http://www.vetgen.com/WebOrdering.aspx

VetGen
3728 Plaza Drive, Suite 1
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48108 USA

Phone: 734.669.8440
Toll Free: 800.483.8436 (US & Canada)
Fax: 734.669.8441

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Testing for SCID and CA is also available at F.O.A.L.
Go to the Test Kits & Forms page: http://www.foal.org/Test-Kits---Forms.html
 
SCID Kits @ $99.00 each horse
Combination SCID and CA Kits: SCID @ $99.00 / CA @ $42.50 = Total $141.50
F.O.A.L. only offers CA testing if combined with a SCID test.
http://www.foal.org/SCID_CA_KitOrder.pdf
 
Questions can be also answered by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

 

In the Netherlands:


"Van Haeringen Laboratorium"

The Direct CA mutationtest is now running locally reducing prices drastically.

Click HERE for the information flyer

The test can be done on hair roots or blood. Please send in the material and a sample submission form, which you can print out from our website. ("Genetic properties') If you cannot print them please let us know and we will send some sample submission forms by post. You do not need an import permit within the European Union.
Link/info: http://www.vhlgenetics.com/vhl/webtable.php?dsrt=paard

Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium BV
P.O. Box 408
6700 AK Wageningen
Netherlands
Tel +31 317 416 402
Fax +31 317 426 117
http://www.vhlgenetics.com/vhl/index.php?lang=uk
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In Germany:



GENE CONTROL GmbH , Grub, 

Offers the CA test in cooperation with the University of California, Davis.
http://www.genecontrol.de/main.html
 
Contact Info:
Dr. Ingolf Ruß
GeneControl GmbH
Senator-Gerauer-Str.23
85586 Grub (Germany)

Tel: 089 / 9 44 19 69-0
Fax: 089 / 9 44 19 69-501
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The price for a CA Test is currently 50€ - EUR plus VAT per sample.
GeneControl GmbH (Germany) is the laboratory used by the Swiss Studbook for parentage verification and Genetic Testing,
including the CA test in cooperation with the University of California, Davis


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DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS - HANOVER

Contact Info:
Institut für Tierzucht und Vererbungsforschung
der Tierärztlichen Hochschule Hannover
z.Hd. Prof. Dr. Ottmar Distl
Bünteweg 17p
30559 Hannover (Germany)
Tel.: 0511/953-8875; Fax: 0511/953-8582
E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Test form:
Für den Gentest werden von uns vorzugsweise EDTA-Blut bzw. ansonsten Haarwurzeln des zu testenden Pferdes benötigt.
(For the gene test we preferably  receive EDTA-Blood and/or otherwise Hair-Roots of the horse to be tested are required)
Price is € 50,- (Test is developed and done in house and differs from the one used most commonly at UC Davis)

In Belgium:



PROGENUS Laboratory
Dr DUTERME, Olivier - Scientific researcher
PROGENUS s.a.
Gembloux - Belgium
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http://www.progenus.be/index.php?lang=english

Now offers the CA test in cooperation with the University of California, Davis

In the UK:



   LABOKLIN GmbH & Co, KG (UK)
   Veterinary Diagnostic  Laboratory (UK)
   61 Mouldsworth Ave.,
   Manchester M20 1GG – UK
   Tel. 0161 282 3066
   Fax: 0870 160 6981
   Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   Web: http://www.laboklin.co.uk

Now offers the CA test in cooperation with the University of California, Davis

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UK & European Enquiries/Sample Submission

Animal Genetics UK,
PO BOX 107, Truro,
Cornwall, England.
TR1 2YR.
Tel/Fax: 01872-262737.
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.horsedna.co.uk

For sample submission information, please see the Animal Genetics website Order Forms page

 

 


 


In France:

Véto-Pharma

STEIL, Jean Claude
Département Génétique Animale
Directeur des Ventes et Marketin

 Véto-Pharma
14, avenue du Québec
ZA de Courtaboeuf  BP 617
F 91 140  VILLEBON SUR YVETTE

Tél: 33 (0)1 69 18 84 80
Fax: 33 (0)1 69 28 12 93
Port: 33 (0)6 72 72 68 51
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://scid-psar.site.voila.fr/page2.html
 
CA Testing under licence from PROGENUS (Belgium) and offers the CA test in cooperation with the University of California, Davis.


 
LFS testing in Australia:

For those Australian breeders here we finally have the great news that the LFS test is now available in Sydney from the NSW Department of Primary Industry at Menangle. Details are:

Brendon O'Rourke,
Molecular Diagnostic and Genetics Unit
State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute
Postal: PMB 4008 Narellan 2567
Courier: Woodbridge Rd Menangle NSW 2568

ph: (office) +61 2 4640 6474
ph: (lab)     +61 2 4640 6417
fax:              +61 2 4640 6300
email: brendon.o' This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click HERE for test documents

The University of Brisbane is also understood to be about to offer the test- details coming soon!