The people at OXA Breeding Science are Dr. Kao Castle, and (almost-Dr.) Jess Gurr. Both are mad scientists and animal owners who studied genetics in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney.
We’ve been offering animal genotyping as a service for horses as Practical Horse Genetics since 2013, and are expanding to do genetic testing for dogs and cats this year. In the future we expect to offer testing for a much larger range of animal species. So far our clients have been looking for genetic testing for parentage verification, health traits and appearance.
A purpose-built laboratory is under contruction at 40 Boronia St, Redfern. We’ll be taking up residence there in July this year.