As many of our members will know the ACA has been actively involved with the research into Hypokalaemic Polymyopathy for many years.

We are very pleased to inform you that a simple mouth swab test has now been developed and is available from the Langford Diagnostic Laboratories. Nr Bristol.

Details are on their web site at www.langfordvets.co.uk/lab_pcr_hypokalaemia.htm

The ACA has an account with the Lab which entitles its members to a 20% discount, please contact cats@kennbury.co.uk for the code required.

The ACA has set up a register for breeders of Asians & Burmese cats that have been tested for hypokalaemia.  We would like to record all results of males and females, this information, gathered over a period of time will give us important feedback on how we are managing this situation.  Listed below are the tested stud cats that have registered with us to date. If you would like your stud cat added to the list please send a copy of your HKL test result certificate or copies of your catís parents certificates to me (by email or post).  PLEASE REMEMBER that at this stage it is important to breed from carriers as they are a vital part of the gene pool, this along with prevention was one of the main factors in developing the test.  Care should be taken to ensure that two carriers are never mated together and any offspring from carrier to non-carrier, sold or retained for breeding must be tested. 

If you would like any help or advice please do not hesitate to contact Claire on 01392 833341 cats@kennbury.co.uk or Anna on 01278 792421 anna@hobberdy.co.uk

page updated Sunday May 20, 2018