VetGen - The leader in veterinary genetic disease research and genetic disease detection services for purebred animals

List of Services

VetGen is continually doing research on many different diseases. Below is a list of services that VetGen currently has.


There is now a definitive test for the Severe Combine Immunodeficiency "SCID" gene in Arabian and Arab cross bred horses.

LFS - Lavender Foal Syndrome

Lavender Foal Syndrome is an inherited lethal neuologic disorder known to affect Arabian foals...

OAAM - Occipitoatlantoaxial Malformation

OAAM is a developmental defect which involves malformation of the first two cervical vertebrae.

CA- Cerebellar Abiotrophy

Cerebellar Abiotrophy (CA) is a neurological disease which occurs in Arabian and Arabian cross horses.

GBED - Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency

Glycogen branching enzyme deficiency is an inherited disorder found in Quarter Horses and related breeds.

Coat Color

The basic coat color of a horse is determined by the following genes:

  • White (W),
  • Gray (G),
  • and E and A.
The first two genes, W and G are dominant (need only one copy to produce the white or gray color).

Profiling/Parentage and DNA Storage

In addition to offering genetic testing service for the detection of targeted equine disease, in this case for SCID in the Arabian horse, VetGen offers two additional valuable services. These services, DNA Profiling and DNA Storage, can be ordered at the time a genetic test is requested, or at any other time, independent of other tests.