Pedigreed Livestock Animal DNA Testing

Parentage Verification | Animal DNA Testing

Maxxam provides Genetic Identification and Parentage Verification services in support of the pedigreed livestock industry. Our clients include Breed Associations, commercial breeders and producers, government agencies and academic institutions.  Maxxam is a member of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG).  ISAG provides guidelines for the markers to be included in internationally recognized testing panels and standardized allele scoring.

Current animal DNA marker panels are available at Maxxam for these species:

  • Horse
  • Cattle
  • Llama
  • Alpaca
  • Goat 

Additional marker panels for other species can be developed to meet the needs of individual clients for livestock genetics.

Pedigree Reconstruction

When an animal is unavailable to sample for DNA testing, for example when the animal is deceased, or its whereabouts is unknown, the DNA profile may be derived through use of known offspring.  Maxxam investigates DNA profiles of the progeny and other parent to reconstruct the genotype of the animal in question.  This derived DNA profile may be used in animal registration and verification to progeny that were not used in the derivation of the genotype.

Please contact us for additional details.

Pedigreed Livestock Animal DNA Testing

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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