(OT) anybody know anything about PK deficiency in cats? (and calling on NE USA cat lovers)

2005-08-07 Thread Jenn
Anybody know anything about, or ever dealt with erythrocyte pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency in a cat? It's recessive gene breed issue in Somali and Abyssinian cats. Is there a yahoo group that deals with it? I'm about to get some Abyssinian rescues in, and just wanted do a bit of research

Re: (OT) anybody know anything about PK deficiency in cats? (and calling on NE USA cat lovers)

2005-08-07 Thread Nina
Hi Jenn, I'm sorry I haven't a clue about PK deficiency in cats. I'd never heard of it before your post. Hopefully none of these guys will have the problem. It's just overwhelming isn't it? Thank you for always being in the thick of these deplorable situations. I don't know much about

Re: (OT) anybody know anything about PK deficiency in cats? (and calling on NE USA cat lovers)

2005-08-07 Thread TenHouseCats
hey, nina, both aby and bengal rescue are involved.. On 8/7/05, Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Jenn, I'm sorry I haven't a clue about PK deficiency in cats. I'd never heard of it before your post. Hopefully none of these guys will have the problem. It's just overwhelming isn't it?

Re: (OT) anybody know anything about PK deficiency in cats? (and calling on NE USA cat lovers)

2005-08-07 Thread Tad Burnett
But are they helping to save lives or are they protecting the breed from probably inbreed cats... Nobody will tell me anything even though I am one of the closest and from what I can tell I was one of the 1st to try to respond to Dr. Bruce...I don't know if I am reading it right but it sounds

Re: (OT) anybody know anything about PK deficiency in cats? (and calling on NE USA cat lovers)

2005-08-07 Thread felv
I don't know anything about any of that, I have never spoken to the doctor. I have been speaking to Donna, from Bengal rescue, and Linda, from NOAH rescue in MA. They are both involved with the removal effort. I have been told that most likely, the cats have bred into each other, as in

Re: (OT) anybody know anything about PK deficiency in cats? (and calling on NE USA cat lovers)

2005-08-07 Thread felv
Thanks for the compliment, I really don't do THAT much. Bones is doing GREAT, she's a happy crazy little girl, just like any normal kitten. I think she is under a year old, she still has kitten attitude. She tears around the house, attacks the other cats, bats around all kinds of toys, and