alexa Blood type A and B frequencies in Turkish Van and Angora cats in Turkey.
Veterinary Sciences

Veterinary Sciences

Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology

Author(s): Arikan S, Duru SY, Gurkan M, Agaoglu ZT, Giger U

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Abstract Blood typing of domestic cats has been performed in domestic and purebred cats in various parts of the world and is important in clinical practice in order to prevent neonatal isoerythrolysis (NI) and acute haemolytic transfusion reactions. Prevalence of blood types vary greatly between breeds of cats. Turkish Van and Angora cats are different breeds that originated in geographically distinct regions of Turkey. The present survey determined the frequency of blood types in these Turkish pedigreed cats in Turkey. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic-acid anti-coagulated blood of a total of 113 Turkish Van and Angora cats were examined for blood typing using a slide and tube agglutination assay. Of the 85 Van cats surveyed, 40\% had type A, and 60\% had type B blood. Of the 28 Turkish Angora cats, 53.6\% had type A, and 46.4\% had type B blood. No type AB cats were found between both breeds. There was no significant association between blood types and gender of both Angora and Van cats or eye colours of Van cats (P > 0.05). Although these are limited surveys, the overall prevalence of type B cats in these two breeds was very high compared with the results of previous studies worldwide. It appears likely that blood type incompatibilities responsible for feline NI and transfusion reactions are occurring in these breeds. The risk of transfusion incompatibility in Turkish Angora and Van cats was 46.4 and 60\%, respectively. It is therefore strongly recommended to breeders and clinicians that blood typing be performed prior to breeding and transfusing cats.
This article was published in J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med and referenced in Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology

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