Frequencies of feline blood types in Hungary

Nóra Bagdi, Melinda Magdus, E. Leidinger, Judith Leidinger, K. Vörös

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Feline blood group determination is done as a routine diagnostic method in numerous countries. Blood transfusion reactions and feline neonatal isoerythrolysis (FNI) can be avoided with the identification of different feline blood groups. The present study is the first investigation in Hungary during which 100 cats have been examined from all over the country. These cats were out of six breeds: European domestic shorthair, Persian mix, Persian, Abyssinian, Siamese and British shorthair. In the Hungarian feline population European domestic shorthair are most common but other breeds also occur. European domestic shorthair, Persian mix, Abyssinian, Siamese and British shorthair individuals all belonged to blood type A (100%). Blood type B was found very rarely and only in Persian cats. One-third of the Persian cats were categorised into blood type B, whilst type AB was not found during the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalActa Veterinaria Hungarica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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