Clone Of Show Jumper Generated From Equine Skin Sample

Gemini Genetics and ViaGen Pets & Equine animal cloning have created a clone of a showjumping stallion using a skin sample, reports EQUUS magazine.

Owned by Pat, John and Lisa Hales of Shaw Farm, Arko III was by the world famous Argentinus, out of Unika. Arko III was the top showjumper in Europe in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and he was the British Equestrian Showjumper of the Year on five occasions.

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Arko’s clone was created from a small skin sample that had been preserved by Gemini Genetics. ViaGen Pets & Equine completed the cloning process. Gemini Genetics is a new animal genetic preservation company that specializes in regenerative genetic banking.

In addition to regenerating a horse or other animal, genetic preservation and cloning also allows for breeding from geldings. Sporthorses Gem Twist, Cruising and Chilli Morning have all been cloned. Experts say the technology can also be used to support rare horse breeds.

Read more at EQUUS magazine.

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