Blood types in Bengal cats in the UK

Danieille A. Gunn-Moore, Kerry E. Simpson, Michael J. Day

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Abstract

Blood samples from 100 adult Bengal cats from the UK were submitted for assessment of blood type using RapidVet-H Feline blood typing cards (dms Laboratories), with further assessment by standard blood typing in a microtitre plate assay when card typing was inconclusive or revealed blood type B or AB. Ninety-eight cats were found to be type A when assessed using the blood typing cards. One cat initially tested as type AB but was found to be type A on testing a second blood sample using the blood typing cards. One cat initially tested as type B but was found to be type A when a second sample was tested by standard blood typing assay. Finding that 100% of the cats were blood type A is in contrast with previous studies that reported 10 Bengal cats to be type A, four to be type AB and one to be type B. (C) 2009 ESFM and AAFP. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-828
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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