UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Cattle Tests

The UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory offers cattle DNA tests that verify parentage, assess coat color and genetic traits, and determine genetic predisposition to health conditions.

Cattle tests are carried out using 20-30 hairs with roots, and results are emailed to you in 5-10 working days.

Tests Info Form Price Sample
Parentage/Genetic Marker Report
information MyVGL $30 per animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots
A2 Genotyping (Beta Casein) information MyVGL

$25 per animal

20-30 Hairs With Roots

Milk Protein (3 separate tests)

A2 Genotyping (Beta Casein) - $25

Kappa Casein - $25

Beta Lactoglobulin - $25

information MyVGL $25 for each milk protein test on same animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots
Charolais Dilution information MyVGL $25 per animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots

Holstein Tests

Cholesterol Deficiency (CD)

Coat Color - MC1R includes Black/Red (Telstar), Dominant Red

information MyVGL $25 per test on same animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots
Coat Color - Extension(Red/Black) information MyVGL $25 per animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots
Dexter Cattle - Dexter Dun, Extension(Red/Black), Dexter Bulldog Dwarfism (Chondrodysplasia), Dexter Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca (PHA) information MyVGL

$25 per animal first test

$10 for each additional test on the same animal

$75 BD2 test

20-30 Hairs With Roots

DNA/A2/Diagnostic Package

DNA + A2 + 1 Diagnostic Test

 

  MyVGL

$65 per animal

$10 for each additional test on the same animal

20-30 Hairs With Roots
Freemartin information pdf $50 per animal Blood
Paunch Calf Syndrome (PCS)
Romagnola breed
information pdf $25 per animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots

Polled - vs - Horned

information MyVGL $25 per animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots
Pseudomyotonia (PMT)
Chianina & Romagnola breeds
information pdf $25 per animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots
* If animal is deceased, please call for pricing & instructions.
 
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory Tel 530-752-2211 Email VGL