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CAG GmbH – Center for Animal Genetics

    CAG GmbH makes it easy to secure the genetic health of your four-legged friends. We provide the tools you need: a comprehensive offering of genetic tests, quick turn-around in the in-house accredited laboratory, and personal counseling to help you understand what the results really mean for you and your animal. With state-of-the-art technology, a robust R&D program, and dedicated specialists in animal genetics, CAG works with you to ensure the health and happiness of your best friend.




    CAG GmbH is a proud sponsor of IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Initiative.






    About Us:

    CAG GmbH, the Center for Animal Genetics was jointly founded in July 2014 by CeGaT GmbH [Center for Genomics and Transciptomics; Limited] and dw sportpferde GmbH. This partnership brought together CeGaT’s award-winning expertise in molecular genetics, sequencing, and data analysis and dw sportpferde’s experience in the world of animal breeding. Our mission is to leverage advances in human genetic technologies to benefit animals and their owners, thereby promoting animal health and well-being. CAG’s outstanding genetic testing laboratory offers optimum turn-around time and accurate results. Owners receive comprehensive reports with their test results, including recommendations for breeding decisions and for any specific health care the animal should receive. Specialized CAG geneticists are always available for personal consultations and counseling, whether it is about what genetic tests are most appropriate for an animal, or what the results really mean for an individual animal or entire breeding program.


    CAG collaborates with academic laboratories, breed groups, and breeders to contribute to basic and applied research to improve knowledge and develop resources for animal breeders and owners. Tests offered and developed by CAG give breeders the tools they need to reduce the occurrence of undesirable traits through selective breeding and to confidently choose top quality animals for their breeding programs. Animal owners can be assured that their animals will be clear of specific diseases, and veterinarians can confirm diagnoses and support treatment decisions.

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    Our People:

    Scientific Lead Melissa Cox, PhD, is specialized in animal genetics, having earned her doctorate in Genetics through the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University, and has concentrated on comparative genomics with an interest in domestic animals throughout her career. She has also been a consultant for animal breeders and worked with various breed organizations and registries in educating members and helping set up programs for genetic improvement in breeding programs. She is the current Industry Representative for the Horse Commission of the EAAP, and a member of the IPFD working group for the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs.

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