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Genetic testing for inherited diseases and subsequent selective breeding by cat breeders can, over several years, make large differences to the prevalence of these diseases in the population.

Gene Testing

UC Davis and Bristol Veterinary College both have key research roles in feline medicine and genetics. The profits they make from testing go to ensuring this can continue.

Information and links

Feline Blood Groups

Just as in humans and dogs, cats have different blood groups. These are important as the blood groups determine the compatibility of blood.

How this can affect breeding

BAER testing for white cats

In cats, inherited congenital (present from birth) deafness is seen almost exclusively in white coated individuals.

Information and testing centres

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