Animal DNA Testing
Maxxam provides parentage verification and pedigree reconstruction as part of our services to breed associations, commercial breeders and producers, government agencies and academic institutions. More…
Maxxam’s Animal DNA Laboratory has been providing expert service to the livestock and breeding industry since 1986. Our accredited laboratory in Guelph, Ontario offers:
Parentage / identity verification
- Genetic abnormality testing
- Heritable traits of interest: horned/polled, coat colour, milk protein
- Pedigree reconstruction
- Trace-back analysis
- Quality control programs
- Species identification in food products
- Pedigreed livestock
- Animal breeding
- Artificial insemination
- Equine racing & doping control
- Animal and semen export
- Traceability & certification
Maxxam also offers Equine Doping Control to the Horse Racing industry. Analytical testing conducted at Maxxam supports regulatory agencies responsible for the administration of drug control programs that maintain the integrity and safety of the horse racing industry. DNA profiles obtained from non-negative blood and urine samples collected at racetracks can be compared to genotypes obtained from reference hair samples for the accurate identification of animals.
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Please contact Customer Support for instructions on sample submission, chain of custody documentation and to obtain a quotation for service.