31 May 2020

SENIOR STALLIONS DNA PROFILE SCHEME.

Do you own a breeding stallion who was born in or prior to 2002?

Do you have a DNA profile for that stallion or was he only blood-typed when he was licensed?

To increase its knowledge bank of DNA profiles the Society is proactively encouraging owners of these senor stallions to harvest their DNA profile for the Society’s database. We are being asked increasingly for profiles from members and daughter Societies worldwide when they are registering their stock and licensing young colts, therefore it makes sense to capture as many as possible of these DNA profiles from the older stallions.

What should you do if you have one of these blood-typed only stallions.?

Please contact the society by email to: meirion.davies@wpcs.uk.com noting the name and registration number of the stallion/s.

The Office will then send you a DNA kit at no cost.

You will have to incur the cost of the Vet for harvesting the hair sample. The hair sample will then be sent by your Vet to Weatherbys Scientific for profiling. The completed form, signed by your vet, along with the Stallion’s passport is sent to the WPCS Office. We will then update the Stallion’s passport and database entry.

This is an opportunity to capture valuable DNA information from some our senior stallions born before 2002 to ensure the protection of the studbook’s integrity for future years. We urge stallion owners to take advantage of this scheme.

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