AMHA Genetic Testing

 

All horses registered with the AMHA after 1996, must undergo DNA testing. Before you panic and try to find a geneticist or call your veterinarian, read over the following information. This is literally as easy as pulling hair. You may request either a DNA Sampling Kit or Parentage Qualification for your horse. A DNA Sampling Kit MUST BE completed before a Parentage Qualification test can be performed. So what's the difference between DNA Testing and Parent Qualification? Please read our How To Guide to learn more about DNA testing.


Procedures for DNA Testing

Download pdf - Request For DNA Sampling Form

DNA Testing How to Guide (pdf) 

FOR STALLION ONLY BECAUSE "BRED TO FIVE OR MORE MARES" 
1. Submit the name and number of the horse to AMHA- must be requested by the owner of AMHA record. 
2. Submit the forty-one dollar ($41.00) fee. 
3. Upon receipt of one and two, a two part form (kit) with all the information on the horse required by the lab will be mailed to the owner of the horse unless otherwise notified. 
A. One form is for hair sample, and is also the instruction sheet.
B. The other form is for the owner to be signed by the owner and mailed to AMHA. ( if this is not on file at AMHA the lab markers report will not be recorded in the horse file).
C. The hair sample is to be mailed to the lab in the envelope which will be included with the kit-the envelope will have the address of the lab. 
FOR STALLION OR MARE BORN AFTER DECEMBER 31,1995 AND BEFORE REGISTERING THEIR OFFSPRING 
1. Submit the name and number of the stallion or mare to be tested. 
2. Submit the forty-one dollar ($41.00) fee. 
3. Upon receipt of one and two, a two part form (kit) with all the information on the horse required by the lab will be mailed to the owner of the horse unless otherwise directed. 
FOR PARENTAGE CASE 
1. Submit the names and numbers of the sire, dam and foal (number of foal will be listed as pending). 
2. Submit the forty-one ($41.00) fee. 
3. If there is a different sire or dam from those listed on the application for registration, make note of that fact and submit the name(s) and number(s). 
4. Upon receipt of one, two and three the same procedure as for "Stallion Only" will be followed. 
For parentage qualification of a foal born and registered before December 31, 1995, if a parent or parents are owned by a person other than the owner and applicant of the foal, there is a permission form which must be completed by the owners. This form must be on file with AMHA allowing the parentage to be requested. 
RESULTS ARE RECEIVED APPROXIMATELY FOUR WEEKS FROM THE RECEIPT OF THE HAIR BY THE LABORATORY.