Published: 04/06/2013 15:50:19
DNA TESTING DISCOUNT SCHEME LAUNCHED FOR BREED CLUBS
We have launched a new discount scheme for breed clubs, which we hope will encourage dog owners to make the most of our parentage and DNA profiling tests.
This new scheme is specifically for breed clubs and offers group savings on DNA profiling and parentage tests. The more club members that participate in the deal and submit DNA samples, the higher the overall savings for that club will be.
Dr Nigel Holmes, our DNA Testing Manager, said: “DNA parentage testing is becoming mandatory in some countries, so this is a good opportunity to consider profiling your stock and to familiarise yourself with the DNA testing process. It’s really easy to take a DNA sample from your dog, but if you have any concerns you can find a how-to video on the AHT website.
“A DNA profile for a dog is unique to that individual; the only exception to this would be for identical twins. By profiling their stock, breeders can be confident that there are no concerns about the authenticity of their lines. “Health schemes for genetic diseases increasingly incorporate DNA testing and in order for these schemes to be successful, it is vitally important that owners invest in getting an accurate DNA test result from a reputable DNA testing centre, such as the AHT.”
DNA profiling has become the standard method for verifying parentage in humans and animals. It is being used in an increasing number of dog registrations and is widely used to confirm the integrity of breeding records in Thoroughbred racing and agricultural stock.
We record all DNA profiles on a secure database and can access those records on behalf of an owner, whenever they are required for parentage checking or to confirm the identity of a dog.
The current price of DNA parentage verification and DNA profiling tests is £25 each, excluding VAT, but breed clubs can expect to receive a discount on this based on how many samples they submit for analysis.
If you would like to know more about how your breed club could benefit from this offer, contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01638 555 621.
For more information about the range of DNA tests we offer, please click here.
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