Animal Genetics

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the molecule that contains the genetic code of organisms. This includes animals, plants and bacteria. This hereditary material in all living organisms from bacteria to animals and humans, controls and directs all the functions of a living organism. DNA technologies have revolutionised modern science in many ways. Many techniques have been developed to understand and manipulate DNA for purposes like parentage analysis, detecting genetic diseases, genetic disorders or traits of economic importance to improve livestock production, and forensic cases.

Here at Unistel Medical Laboratories, we provide a number of genetic tests for a variety of different animals. This includes tests for birds, cats, cattle, dogs, goats, sheep and a number of wildlife animals.