Neogen’s GeneSeek® subsidiary utilizes high-resolution DNA genotyping for identity and trait analysis of a variety of important animal species through the use of single nucleotide polymorphism discovery and analysis. GeneSeek helps its customers speed genetic improvement efforts, as well as identify economically important diseases inside the farm gate.
GeneSeek is not involved in cloning or the development of transgenic animals. Instead, the results of its technology allow the acceleration of natural selection through selective breeding of traits such as disease resistance and meat quality.
NeogenVet® Salmonella Assay can be used to help ensure all horse contact surfaces in a veterinary care environment, including stalls, barn equipment and halters, are free of Salmonella before exposing a new horse to the environment or equipment. Poultry operations use the same approach to ensure the cleanliness of their facilities before repopulating with new flocks of birds.
Ractopamine is a beta-agonist drug added to feed to promote lean muscle in animals raised for meat. While many countries allow the use of ractopamine within specified limits, including the United States, regulatory agencies in other countries have banned residues of the drug, including those in the European Union, Russia, and China.