A CombiBreed pack focussing on the Abyssinian and Somali cat now is available.
This CombiBreed pack is specially formulated for the Abyssinian and Somali cat and includes several important diseases and traits which can be important for the selection of cats for breeding.

The CombiBreed Abyssinian/Somali encompasses the following genetic tests:

  • K754 – Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency: Cats affected by pyruvate kinase deficiency have erythrocytes that break down easily, causing anaemia.
  • K762 – Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc-PRA): A mutation for late-onset photoreceptor degeneration is analysed.
  • K867 – Red-cone dysplasia (Rdy): Affected cats develop a rare form of early-onset blindness and are expected to be blind at 7 weeks of age.
  • K793 – Bloodtyping AB DNA test: Differences in blood types between cat and unborn kitten may result in danger to newborns. This genetic test can determine whether the parent likely has serotype AB (N/b) or not, which can be used to prevent potentially lethal combinations of bloodtypes.
  • K466 – Hair Length Cat.
  • K760 – Coat Colour Dilution: The melanophilin gene is responsible for the intensity of the coat colour by affecting the distribution of melanin-containing cells. The dilute phenotype in cats is a “dilution” of the expected coat colour.
  • K755 – Coat Colour Cinnamon: The gene predicts whether the cat has a wild-type black coloration or a brown variation.

The CombiBreed Abyssinian/Somali pack can be found with test number K464.