Fingerprinting

The genetic identity or fingerprint of any individual animal is unique and tamper-proof. The accurate characterization of the genetic identity is crucial for instance for animal breeders in their selection process, for breeders associations for pedigree control but also to combat frauds or animal thefts.

Fingerprinting calls upon the analysis of a list of specific small non-coding DNA sequences called micro-satellites drawn up by the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG).

Progenus routinely carries out fingerprinting analysis with the following animals:

  • Bovine
  • Horse
  • Pig
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Others on request