Pedigree

The pedigree analysis of an animal consists in the unambiguous genetic determination of its lineage. In extenso analysis can realized for a group of related animals in order to determine their family relationship.

The technique used is based on the study of a list of specific small non-coding DNA sequences called micro-satellites drawn up by the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) and their transmission from one generation to the others.

Animal individual breeders and breeders associations strongly rely on this approach for their day-to-day selection, control and certification activities.

Progenus routinely carries out pedigree analysis for the following animals:

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