Dr. Kao Castle started Practical Horse Genetics in 2013. It started with a few simple tests for coat colours, and has moved on from there. Now Practical Horse Genetics has tests for almost all of the disorders and appearance traits known to occur in Australian horses and ponies.
In addition to DNA testing we’ve started providing an archive of material that horse breeders can use to understand the genetics of their horses. This is just the start of what we’ve got planned in terms of helping breeders use genetic information to inform their breeding decisions. In the end our wet-lab DNA testing will be just one component among many tools that we provide for breeders.