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.
Details are on their
web site at
The ACA has an
account with the Lab which entitles its members to a 20% discount, please
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
or Anna on 01278 792421
Friday April 25, 2014