UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Goat Tests

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

Most goat tests are carried out using 20-30 hairs with roots, and results are emailed to you in 5-10 working days. See sample collection instructions below.

Tests Info Form Price Sample
Parentage/Genetic Marker Report
information MyVGL $40 per animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots
Alpha-S1 Casein information MyVGL $50 per animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots
Freemartin information MyVGL $50 per animal Blood
Goat Scrapie Susceptibility information MyVGL $30 per animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots
G6-Sulfatase Deficiency
(G6-S MPSIIID) - Nubian
information MyVGL $50 per animal 20-30 Hairs With Roots

* If animal is deceased, please call for pricing & instructions.

Hair root from coarse, longer hair often found over withers, chest, rump, tail, back of hind leg, poll, or fetlock is the preferred sample type for goats.

Examples for sampling a goat:

Sample instructions listed on submission form.

 
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, Tel 530-752-2211, Email VGL