- List of Breeds
- DNA Profiling & Parentage
- Full Breed Profiles
- Genetic Diseases
- Genetic Traits
- Health & Ancestry Screens for Dogs & Cats
- List of Breeds
- Disease & Trait Screens
- DNA Profiling
- Full Breed Profiles
- Genetic Diseases
- Genetic Traits
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The process we recommend is that you first register or if already registered then log into your account. Once registered proceed to add your animal(s). Place an order for that animal(s) and then activate your kit(barcode) to that animal order.
Orivet's Full Breed Profiles make requesting tests simple. They target all the tests specific for you breed - diseases and traits plus a DNA Profile (Fingerprint). Full Breed Profiles are one fixed price no matter how many tests are included.
Once we receive your sample/s, you will receive an email confirming that your sample/s have arrived. From this date, clients can expect to receive results via email within 2-3 weeks. Should you wish to request a hard copy of your report, please notify us either by phone or email and we will happily send your results via post.
You will need to register with us and log in to your online account. You will then be able to order tests and receive a 10% discount off the RRP.
Orivet offers genetic tests ranging from full breed profiles to individual tests like, DNA breed identification, DNA disease screening, DNA profiling and parentage confirmation, and DNA traits testing.
Apart from the extensive list of genetic tests, Orivet provides online breeder’s tools for any registered user. Access to an online parentage confirmation tool, breeding strategies and outcomes, coat color tools and numerous fact sheets, not to mention a list of all of our approved collection agents.
All products are shipped to you free of charge. Products ship 1-2 business days from the date the order was created. Delivery times are based on those of Australia Post / your country’s postal services and Orivet does not accept any responsibility for any delivery delays. Should you require an Express or Priority Post service, an additional shipping payment will be required? Please call the office on +61 3 9534 1544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to organize these postage services.
All overseas clients sending samples back to our Australian office must write the following statement on the front of the envelope: AQIS Permit Number 0001147758 – Canine or Feline DNA Swab Samples Enclosed (Non Pathogenic Samples)
We offer over 130 single tests for dogs and 30 for cats, these identify recessive risks to diseases associated with nine specific categories – ophthalmologic, neurological, muscoskeletal, immunological, dermologic, urogenital, haemolytic, metabolic and phenotypic. Orivet Life Plans also identify risk common to the breed make up, age, weight, sex and lifestyle.
Friendly service, access to geneticists to discuss results, fact sheets freely available to help educate owners, and an extensive range of tests and affordability.
Yes. Orivet's laboratory is accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 The laboratory also meets the requirements of A2LA R216 – Specific Requirements: Veterinary Laboratory Accreditation Program.
Orivet are members (sponsors) of the International Partnership for Dogs https://dogwellnet.com/ IPFD is a a non-profit organization and its mission is to facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources to enhance the health, well-being and welfare of pedigreed dogs and all dogs worldwide.
Orivet has DNA Profiled over 35,000 dogs and 12,000 cats since it began in October 2010. It was intrumental in developing the first set of canine SNPs for profiling/parentage. Orivet is also institutional members of the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG). This Panel of SNPs, together with another 2 Panels was used in the first canine comparison test with data presented at ISAG 2017.
The most abundant form of genetic variation in any genome is known as the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP). A SNP is the substitution of a single nucleotide in a stretch of DNA. When this single nucleotide change reaches high frequency in a population it is referred to as SNP, however when this change results in the loss of function of a specific gene we refer to this as a mutation. With reference to canine genetic testing, a large proportion of disease causing mutations are the result of single nucleotide changes inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. These mutations can be assessed using small amounts of DNA extracted from a buccal swab collection.
Orivet uses a technology known as Single Base Extension (SBE) to detect disease causing mutations. The principle of the technique involves using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to amplify a specific region of the DNA harbouring the disease causing mutation (Box 1). Once the target sequence is amplified we can use a synthetic DNA sequence called a primer which is complementary to the target sequence of interest. This primer binds directly adjacent to the position of the mutation and is extended by a single nucleotide. If a mutation is present, it will produce a unique profile in comparison to a normal control sample allowing Orivet to detect mutations with high accuracy.
The quantity and quality of the DNA sample represents the most common factor affecting the performance of this technology. While buccal swabs represent an efficient and non-invasive method for DNA collection, the quality and quantity of sample is dependent on how many cheek cells are collected onto the brush. Too little DNA can result in a phenomenon call test dropout in which only a partial disease or DNA profile can be generated for that sample. To avoid this problem please read our detailed collection instructions.
A sample is collected from your animal – swab or blood – where DNA is extracted. The DNA is then interrogated against specific markers. These scientifically validated markers identify variations in DNA which are specific for diseases, traits or individual identification.
Results are dependent on the quality and quantity of DNA collected and analyzed. This is why the collection process is a key starting point. All tests are developed from published, peer reviewed, scientific literature. Before any commercial offerings, tests are also validated internally against “known” positive controls (carriers and/or affected). A DNA profile is also run with samples and allows for individual identification and ensures no contamination.
Yes. Our kits are very user-friendly and designed so that anyone may easily collect DNA samples from their pets. However, it is recommended for breeders that they use their Vet or one of our Accredited DNA Collection Agents to do the collection in order for the results to be an Approved Collection Method.
Ensure the animal has not had anything to eat - treats or food. If so, then wait for 20 minutes, a drink of water will help.
My pups have been weaning off mum, what and how long should I wait before I carry out a swab collection?
This should only be an issue if swabbing pups before they are microchipped. We recommend you try to separate pups from each other and mum for at least 10 mins if you need to submit a sample before microchipping.
Yes, DNA is not affected by any of these factors.
This can unfortunately happen with collection via cheek swabs. We will require you to re-collect a DNA sample and we will process this sample free of charge (if payment already made for initial result). Please note that blood samples never fail, should you prefer to do it this way. You will however need to get your Vet to collect this blood sample.
Regardless of how many tests you’ve requested for each animal, we only require 1 complete swab packet (2 or 3 cheek swabs) per animal for processing.
DNA used for genetic screening does not change as you get older so you can collect a sample at any age. Puppies or kittens that are weaning need to be separated from their mum for at least 10 minutes. Trying to swab a 2 week old offspring can be a challenge and epithelial cells may be at low quantaties.
Some animals can be more difficult to swab than others and swabbing a cat can be more challenging than a dog. Usually the first swab is easier than the second as after the initial taste the animal can become resistant to the feel and taste of any second swab. Some suggestions are: Try to approach the animal with a level of calmness and from a less forceful manner. Perhaps do one swab at a time or offer a reward after the first swab, wait for 30 minutes and collect the second swab. If all else fails, consult a veterinarian about taking blood sample, as it never fails and ensures quality DNA!
Collection kits - mouth swabs - are available free of charge from orivet. Blood can be collected in an EDTA (0.5ml) tube.
I have a client bringing their animal to the clinic today and do not have any collection kits, what can I do?
If you have any sterile polyester mouth swabs you can use those. Do not use any wet or gel swabs. Or you can collect blood (EDTA).
I am a vet in Australia and I am not sure on the relationship with ASAP/SVS Pathology. Do we order our tests through Orivet or ASAP?
ASAP/SVS Pathology deals directly with Australian veterinarians. They will assist with pricing, invoicing and sample coordination. They drop off samples daily to Orivet and issue (email) results. They can be contacted on 1300 838 522.
You can download the following Vet Application Form and send this in with your sample.
Orivet can work with any veterinarian. Any pet owner will be asked to nominate their veterinarian who will receive a copy of their reports and if they register (free) they can have full access to the pet’s Life Plan. We encourage veterinary involvement to enjoy the full benefits the Life Plan has to offer.
We can work with any veterinarian who is interested in incorporating personalized medicine into their practice. Invariably we would like to set up the pet’s primary care veterinarian with their own free account and give them access to our full suite of tools.
Orivet’s proprietary individual risk assessment allows us you to generate a lifetime schedule (life plan) for your pet. The plan will highlight how to watch out for specific risks as well management suggestions for all routine care for your pet.
Yes, you will need to know the breed makeup of your pet. The rest of the information is derived from your pet’s age, weight, sex, geographic location and a lifestyle questionnaire. Our life plans can be ordered by any pet owner. However, you must nominate a veterinarian to discuss the life plan with the pet owner. Life plans contain medical advice and health conditions that requires consultation and discussion with a veterinarian.
1. You have to hope someone will take your pet to a vet / local council / police to get the chip read. 2. If someone finds your pet after hours or on the weekend, the vet may be closed. 3. You have to make sure you paid the annual fee or you could be deleted from the database.
Anyone with a smart phone taping the tag or scanning the QR code will be directed to your pet profile where they can share your pets location and contact you. If you gave permission to share your contact details they will be able to see that as well.
the tag diameter is 27.0mm (1.06 inch). its only 2.0 mm thick and it weights only 8.0 grams (0.3 oz.)
we offer a LIFE TIME no-questions-asked warranty - you will never have to buy another tag for your pet throughout their life time
We only use reputable secure servers and most of our data is stored on Amazon servers where state-of-the-art cyber security encryptions and SSL are protecting your data. Our databases are also completely separate from any front-end user interface or webpage, keeping them completely inaccessible until they are needed. You can say your information is as secure as a bank.
Simply login to you account and flick the status switch to “lost”. You can login from any computer or smart phone. Switching to “Lost” will popup a window with some options to access our pre-prepared emergency tools. 1. Social media post with your pet’s picture and contact details 2. Prepare a PDF poster you can print and hand around in your neighbourhood 3. Download a check list and a steps-by-step guide of what to do when your pet is lost “Lost” status will initiate more notifications and suggestions with your account / device in an attempt to spread the word amongst your area.
Tap the tag or Scan the QR code with your phone’s camera – a web page will popup with the pet’s details and options to SMS your location and phone number to the pet owner. You can also call and email then directly from your device.
Simply click “forgot password” from your Login Page When you log in, you can change your password from My profile tab on your account
Yes of course, its one of the main advantages of Tap Tag – simply login to your account by tapping the tag, scanning the QR code with your camera (or QR app) or login from any computer and change any detail you like from My profile tab
Yes you can retrieve your pet unlimited number of times
Yes Tap Tag will work anywhere were internet and GPS service is available
You can simply login and change your email address to update your account information. Your username is the only fixed item on your account, if you forgot it you can retrieve it by clicking the “forgot password” link in the login page.
Yes a smart phone with an internet coverage is required for the tag to work. However anyone can also just enter the URL (web address) written on the tag into any computer web browser to retrieve the pet information
NFC stands for Near Field Communication – is a standard protocol for communicating information between mobile devices and tags – you may be familiar with a Tap function present in Credit and Debit bank cards used for quick and easy payments at most retail stores.
QR stands for Quick Response, QR codes are scanned using your device camera, a lot of devices have the software build in to the phone so all you need to do is turn on the camera and point it at the QR code. Some devices you need to download a free QR scanner app from the App store or Google play, open the app and use it to scan the code
Many tags are very think and fragile. We took great care in ensuring we product a robust and tough tag reinforce with allow metal and coated with tip quality premium Epoxy that will ensure the tag is waterproof and will not fade. We back this by providing you with a Life Time warranty making sure this is the last tag you will ever need to buy for your pet.
You can choose not to show your contact details to people that scan the tag. This means our service will contact you via SMS and email only to let your pet’s location and the contact details of the person that finds it – you will need to call them back to talk to them (they may see your number when you call is your number is visible as per your network and device settings). When you enter your details you will be asked if you want to make your contact information visible to whoever taps or scans the tag.
No, there is only the one once-off fee to purchase the tag. No more to pay, ever
No the Tap will work using a web browser and is responsive. We may add an App in the future but this will be optional
When you receive your Tap Tag – simply go to our website and click “Activate Smart Tag” button at the top of the page. You will be asked to enter the tag name and create your account. Please contact us if any problems
Generally you need the Tag to register your account. However, if you are an existing Orivet client or if you ordered any of Orivet’s DNA tests or the Orivet Life Plan for your pet you will be able to register an account and add a tag to this existing account at any stage.
Easy, You can add / edit / delete multiple animals from the “My Animals” tab on your account and even re-assign tags and move them from one animal to another.
No, each pet can only have one tag, you can change the tag number at any time but only one tag pet any give pet at any one time
You can simply tap or scan you tag and click on the contact owner button when the profile pops up. If your device “remember” your profile, you will need to log out to see this option
This page will pop up automatically for any device that Taps or Scans the tag. Once logged in some device will “remember” you and automatically log you in to your account – to view the “lost” landing page you will need to logout of the account. Try it and always feel free to contact us if any issues.