PLUSVITAL, the Irish equine nutrition company, has acquired the leading bloodstock genomic testing company, Equinome. The newly expanded Plusvital will substantially invest in the development of novel equine genomic tests, innovative nutraceuticals and other equine performance and health products.

The existing research team, led by co-founder, Dr Emmeline Hill, will be strengthened with the recruitment of additional highly-qualified researchers and sales and marketing staff. The combined business will employ over 35 scientists and professionals by the end of 2017.