Testresults from my current and former breeding cats
Already since 1999 I do regulary ultrasound scans on my cats for HCM and other heart diseases untill old age, 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 2012. He is registered with Pawpeds, a member of the Collegicum Cardiologicum, and has completed the extensive CVIM training.
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.
|Olala PP of Magic Arcadia||2019-05-10||normal||1.03|
|Rosenrot of Forster's Home||2017-11-17||normal||3.11|
|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|
|Wild Harmony's Gänseblümchen||2012-05-12||normal||1.11|
|Yankee Cats Quigley||2008-10-10||normal||3.02|
|Yankee Cats Garibaldi||2004-06-14||normal||3.00|
I also 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.
I have the examination for PL (Patella Luxation) performed by my certified veterinarian. Wherever heavier cases would be noticed even without examination by symptoms, as the cats limp visibly when the kneecap jumps out of the socket.
|Yankee Cats Viva Las Vegas||2021-10-25||normal / normal||2.00|
|Yankee Cats Q's Joylani Alokea||2021-10-25||normal / normal||1.03|
|“Dayo“ Rhaegar PP of Magic Arcadia||2021-10-25||normal / normal||0.11|
|Yankee Cats Nanuq the White Bear||2019-09-18||normal / normal||0.11|
|Fragglerocks Katjes Frozen Yoghurt||2019-06-12||normal / normal||2.00|
|Olala PP of Magic Arcadia||2019-06-12||Grad 1 / normal||1.04|
|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|
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.
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.