DNA Test For Cats
These articles detail the various DNA tests that are available to the cattery owner to help in their breeding program...
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- CPC Designation - Let's be Accurate
Now that there is a DNA test to determine the pointed gene, it is possible for cat registries to institute a registration numbering system to reflect whether a non-pointed cat actually has the pointed gene.
- DNA Blood Type Test
UC Davis has developed a diagnostic DNA test to determine the blood types of cats.
- DNA Test For Dilute Gene
The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of California, Davis adds a test for the dilute gene to their increasing list of DNA tests available to cat breeders.
- DNA Test for HCM in Maine Coons
The DNA test for the HCM gene in Maine Coons is now available - Good News for all breeds!
- * Eliminating The PK Deficiency Gene From Your Breeding Program
There is a simple DNA test available to determine if a cat has the PK Deficiency gene. This article explains in detail how after testing, a carefully planned program can be implemented to eliminate the PK Deficiency gene from all breeding cats within just a generation or two.
- * Paternity Testing
With advances in recent years in DNA testing, a breeder can now have kittens tested to verify parentage.
- Persian HCM Fund Established
The WINN Feline Foundation has established a fund specifically to investigate Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Persian cats & to find a DNA test to detect the disease . . .
- PKD Genetic Test Available!
The eagerly anticipated genetic test for PKD is now available at the University of California, Davis.
- Rapid Rabies Test
A new test can detect the presence of rabies in an animal saliva sample within 30 minutes, providing vital information much sooner than traditional testing methods.
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