Frequencies of feline blood types in northern Portugal

Ana C. Silvestre-Ferreira, Josep Pastor, Odete Almeida, Alberto Montoya

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The frequencies of feline blood types in northern Portugal were studied by surveying 185 pedigreed and nonpedigreed cats. Blood typing was performed by the traditional tube method. As a single group, the majority of cats were type A (90.3%), 3.8% were type B, and 5.9% were type AB. Among pedigreed cats, 19 were Siamese and 7 were Persian; all but 1 were type A. Among nonpedigreed cats, 89.3% were type A, 4.4% were type B, and 6.3% were type AB. © 2004 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-243
JournalVeterinary Clinical Pathology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


  • Blood groups
  • Feline
  • Neonatal isoerythrolysis
  • Portugal
  • Transfusion


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