CFA, Neogen’s GeneSeek Laboratory Unveil Affordable Feline DNA Testing at CatDNAtest.org
January 23, 2017
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) unveils CatDNAtest.org, an affordable feline DNA testing tool to effectively provide valuable health information, enabling early diagnosis and treatment of genetic disease. Health impacts are measurable.
“We are very pleased to partner with the Cat Fanciers’ Association to provide cat owners and caregivers the numerous benefits that advanced DNA testing technology can offer,” said GeneSeek’s Lindsey Kock, DVM. “As we’ve found through our many years of working with various animal species and their associated breed registries, DNA testing provides significant opportunities to both improve the overall health of the population through more informed breeding decisions, and provides valuable information about the health and traits of an individual enabling earlier diagnosis and treatment. In both cases, the impact on animal health is significant.”
CatDNAtest.org is a cooperative effort by CFA and GeneSeek, the world's largest animal genetic testing laboratory. The state-of-the-art testing procedures uses SNP Array Genetic Evaluation (pronounced “snips”). The testing helps identify genetic diseases and traits such as color. Not only does genetic testing offer insights to the health of an individual cat, it also provides genetic information that can be used to make informed breeding decisions and improve the health of future off-spring and long-term viability of a breed.
Cats can be tested at any age via a cheek swab. Participants will receive an officially certified SNP DNA Testing Certificate, which shows all the genetic information obtained from the test.
The service is available to all those who seek feline DNA testing, including breeders, veterinarians, and cat lovers.
For more information, including costs and step-by-step instructions, visit www.catdnatest.org.
Neogen’s Lincoln, NE, based GeneSeek subsidiary provides value-added genetic and genomic services to global companion animal and agricultural partners, including breed registries, university researchers, associations, and producers.
About the Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.
The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.® (CFA) was founded in 1906 as a non-profit association of
member clubs and is the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats. CFA's mission is to preserve and
promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of ALL cats. CFA’s mission is to preserve and promote the pedigreed breeds of cats and to enhance the well-being of ALL cats. CFA promotes education, responsible cat ownership and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide.