Testresults from my current and former breeding cats

Heart-Ultrasound

Already since 1999 I do regulary ultrasound scans on my cats for HCM and other heart diseases, at that time as one of the first. After visiting various cardiologists and veterinarians at the beginning, Dr. Robert Höpfner is now the cardiologist of my confidence since some years. He is registered with Pawpeds, a member of the Collegicum Cardiologicum, and has completed the extensive CVIM training.

CatDateResultAge
Floh of Forster's Home 2018-05-04 normal 3.03
Fragglerocks Katjes Frozen Yoghurt 2018-05-04 normal 0.10
Yankee Cats Nizhoni Navajo's beauty 2018-05-04 normal 1.10
Yankee Cats Lakota Kiksuyapi 2017-11-17 normal 14.00
Yankee Cats Xcalibear at Shade-a-lot 2017-11-17 normal 7.09
Rosenrot of Forster's Home 2017-11-17 normal 3.11
Zita of Forster's Home 2017-05-05 normal 5.00
Yankee Cats Liv Lizrael 2017-05-05 normal 6.03
Yankee Cats Angel of Joy 2016-11-11 normal 3.00
Belushies Iris 2016-11-11 normal 3.00
Floh of Forster's Home 2016-04-06 normal 1.02
Snickers Maximus of Forster's Home 2016-04-06 normal 1.00
Yankee Cats Masamune Katana 2016-04-06 normal 1.07
Yankee Cats Izzy Stevens 2015-11-10 normal 1.02
Yankee Cats Xcalibear at Shade-a-lot 2015-10-30 normal 5.09
Coonplay Sampson Supreme 2015-10-30 normal 4.01
Yankee Cats Quigley 2015-10-30 normal 10.03
Rosenrot of Forster's Home 2015-05-30 normal 1.05
Zita of Forster's Home 2015-05-30 normal 3.00
Wild Harmony's Gänseblümchen 2015-05-30 normal 5.00
Yankee Cats Leo's bright shining star 2014-09-13 normal 3.02
Belushies Iris 2014-09-13 normal 0.10
Yankee Cats Liv Lizrael 2014-09-13 normal 3.07
Yankee Cats Centenary Diamond 2014-09-13 normal 1.01
Yankee Cats Angel of Joy 2014-09-13 normal 0.10
Yankee Cats Xcalibear at Shade-a-lot 2014-02-15 normal 4.00
Yankee Cats Quigley 2013-05-11 normal 7.09
Zita of Forster's Home 2013-05-11 normal 1.00
Coonplay Sampson Supreme 2012-10-06 normal 1.00
Belushies Breeze 2012-10-06 normal 1.00
Wild Harmony's Gänseblümchen 2012-05-12 normal 1.11
Yankee Cats Leo's bright shining star 2012-05-12 normal 0.10
Yankee Cats Liv Lizrael 2012-05-12 normal 1.03
Yankee Cats Xilver Princess Overjoyd 2012-05-12 normal 2.03
Yankee Cats Xcalibear at Shade-a-lot 2011-03-11 normal 1.01
Yankee Cats Quigley 2011-03-11 normal 5.07
Wild Harmony's Gänseblümchen 2011-03-11 normal 0.09
Yankee Cats Garibaldi 2011-03-11 normal 9.08
Gladür's Roxette's Joy Ride 2009-10-16 normal 2.00
Yankee Cats Garibaldi 2009-06-30 normal 8.00
Mainewalk Laura 2008-03-25 normal 1.07
Unicoon Micaje Tanka 2008-03-25 normal 7.11
Falko vom Engelshügel 2008-03-25 HCM mild 3.04
Falko vom Engelshügel 2007-11-06 normal 3.00
Bogy Cat's Flower Fantasy 2007-11-06 normal 1.03
Yankee Cats Quigley 2007-11-05 normal 2.03
Yankee Cats Garibaldi 2007-11-05 normal 6.04
Yankee Cats Named B'Elanna 2006-05-15 normal 1.11
Arwen Edtolien Anorien 2006-05-15 normal 0.11
Falko vom Engelshügel 2006-05-15 normal 1.06
Yankee Cats Oshonee 2006-05-15 HCM moderate 1.10
Unicoon Micaje Tanka 2005-11-20 normal 5.07
Falko vom Engelshügel 2005-11-20 normal 1.00
Yankee Cats Oshonee 2005-11-20 normal 1.04
Yankee Cats Garibaldi 2005-11-18 normal 4.05
Big Sinclairs Peggy March 2004-06-14 normal 0.11
Pillowtalk Luna 2004-06-14 normal 3.02
Yankee Cats Garibaldi 2004-06-14 normal 3.00
Yaheska Magic Mercury 2003-06-07 equivocal 0.08
Unicoon Micaje Tanka 2003-06-07 normal 3.02
Apanatchee of Chamberlain 2003-06-07 normal 3.10
Percy vom Weidebusch 2003-06-07 normal 6.01
Pillowtalk Luna 2003-06-07 normal 2.01
Yankee Cats Garibaldi 2003-03-14 normal 1.09
Nickidoll Ake 2003-03-14 normal 1.11
Unicoon Micaje Tanka 2002-01-15 normal 1.09
Apanatchee of Chamberlain 2002-01-15 normal 2.06
Percy vom Weidebusch 2001-07-16 normal 4.02
Percy vom Weidebusch 1999-05-07 normal 2.00

Kidney-Ultrasound

Although I do not know of any Maine Coon with PKD, I have the kidneys of my cats scanned by ultrasound. Unlike HCM, PKD requires only a single ultrasound from the age of one year to rule out the disease. If the parents are free from PKD, the children don't need to be scanned anymore. Therefore, significantly fewer test results can be found here. The ultrasound is also performed by Dr. Robert Höpfner, who is certified for this by BPT e.V.

CatDateResultAge
Rosenrot of Forster's Home 2017-11-17 normal 3.11
Belushies Iris 2016-11-11 normal 3.00
Floh of Forster's Home 2016-04-06 normal 1.02
Snickers Maximus of Forster's Home 2016-04-06 normal 1.00
Yankee Cats Leo's bright shining star 2014-09-13 normal 3.02
Yankee Cats Liv Lizrael 2014-09-13 normal 3.07
Yankee Cats Xcalibear at Shade-a-lot 2014-02-15 normal 4.00
Zita of Forster's Home 2013-05-11 normal 1.00
Coonplay Sampson Supreme 2012-10-06 normal 1.00
Belushies Breeze 2012-10-06 normal 1.00
Wild Harmony's Gänseblümchen 2012-05-12 normal 1.11
Yankee Cats Quigley 2008-10-10 normal 3.02
Mainewalk Laura 2008-10-10 normal 2.02
Yankee Cats Garibaldi 2004-06-14 normal 3.00

Hip-Xray

Partly I let my cats X-ray on HD. Since no correlation between an HD-rated hip and actual symptoms of the disease has been observed so far, my breeding decisions regarding HD are also based on the other test results of the cats.

CatDateResultAge
Snickers Maximus of Forster's Home 2016-07-04 normal 1.03
Floh of Forster's Home 2016-07-04 normal 1.05
Yankee Cats Liv Lizrael 2012-11-29 normal 1.10
Zita of Forster's Home 2012-11-29 normal 0.06
Yankee Cats Xcalibear at Shade-a-lot 2012-11-29 HD 1 2.10
Yankee Cats Leo's bright shining star 2012-11-29 HD 1 1.04
Wild Harmony's Gänseblümchen 2012-11-29 HD 1 2.06
Coonplay Sampson Supreme 2012-10-01 normal 1.00
Yankee Cats Leo's bright shining star 2012-10-01 HD 1,25 1.03
Yankee Cats Xcalibear at Shade-a-lot 2011-04-18 normal 1.02
Yankee Cats Xilver Princess Overjoyd 2011-04-18 normal 1.02
Yankee Cats Xcalibear at Shade-a-lot 2011-04-18 HD 2 1.02
Gladür's Roxette's Joy Ride 2008-10-07 normal 1.00
Tojo Polaris George Harrison 2008-10-07 normal 0.10
Mainewalk Laura 2008-10-05 normal 2.02
Yankee Cats Quigley 2008-09-12 normal 3.01
Yankee Cats Named B'Elanna 2008-08-25 HD 1 4.02
Yankee Cats Garibaldi 2003-07-09 normal 2.00
Percy vom Weidebusch 2001-02-22 normal 3.09

Kneecap-Examination

I do not test so consistently on PL, primarily because affected cats are already symptomatic even without examination. Therefore, prevention of this disease is also possible without testing.

CatDateResult left/rightAge
Zita of Forster's Home 2016-07-04 normal / normal 4.02
Snickers Maximus of Forster's Home 2016-07-04 normal / normal 1.03
Floh of Forster's Home 2016-07-04 normal / normal 1.05
Yankee Cats Xcalibear at Shade-a-lot 2015-08-21 normal / normal 5.07
Yankee Cats Angel of Joy 2015-05-11 normal / normal 1.06
Apanatchee of Chamberlain 2003-05-26 normal / normal 3.10
Yankee Cats Garibaldi 2002-11-11 normal / normal 1.04
Unicoon Micaje Tanka 2002-10-15 normal / normal 2.06
Percy vom Weidebusch 2000-01-07 normal / normal 2.08

Genetic Tests

To list all genetic tests performed here individually would become too confusing. In summary, I can say that all my cats are negative for the HCM gene mutation. On the recessive gene mutations SMA, PKdef and bloodgroup B, which lead to diseases (if at all) only in homozygous expression, my cats are tested, and negative or maximum heterozygous. Of course, the latter will only be paired with a negative partner, so that no homozygous offspring can be born.

Infectious diseases

On contagious respiratory and diarrheal pathogens, I also test regularly, by throat swab for calici, herpes, chlamydia and mycoplasma, as well as fecal samples on Giardia to keep my cattery free from these diseases.