Recommendations For Testing And Breeding (PK Deficiency)

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Note! The information about this health programme is only available in English, so far.

PK-deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder. As there is a DNA-test available both carriers and affected cats can be diagnosed. Aby & Somaliringen recommends the following routines for Aby and Somali, and PawPeds suggests the same routines also for Bengals and Maine Coons:

  • Only cats with known PK-status should be used for breeding.
  • Carriers could be used for breeding but only be used for mating with cats that are normal with respect to the PK-mutation.
  • Affected cats (with both PK-genes defective) should not be used for breeding.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the contact person for the health programme!