Equine / Other

We currently offer DNA profiling and parentage analysis in Cattle and Horses.

For more information please email dnatesting@aht.org.uk

A DNA test for Foal Immunodeficiency Syndrome is also available.

Foal Immunodeficiency Syndrome (FIS) is an inherited fatal disease that affects Fell and Dales ponies and potentially any mixed breed ponies which are closely related to either of these breeds. Affected foals appear ‘normal’ at birth but at around two-four weeks of age, they show signs associated with immunodeficiency and progressive anaemia. Eventually affected foals fail to thrive and succumb to persistent infections and die or are euthanized before they reach sixteen weeks.

Sample submission bags can be obtained on request from the Fell Pony Society or Dales Pony Society. Alternatively, your vet can request sample submission bags using our FIS contact details below. You will be invoiced by the Society or your vet as appropriate.

To view our frequently asked questions about FIS, click here.