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