Health tests explained
Below is an explanation on the health data table that you can find on each of our cat pages. These tables exclude the standard tests on:
The right side of the example table below, contains the description and appropriate links to provide more detailed information
|Health test data for TC (Born: 13-Mar-1998)||Explanation, references and frequency of testing.|
|Year||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||Year of test|
|HCM||Mar: Clear||Apr: Clear||Jan: Clear||Jan: Clear||Hypertrophic CardioMyopathy, Month of test and result. This disease inherits dominantly, but sometimes does not come to full expression quickly.Therefor this test needs to be repeated from time to time.|
|Hips||(SKC) Prelim Clear||Apr: (OFA pre) Fair||
SKC: Swedish Kennel Club, and organization that can also evaluate hip x-ray images
OFA: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, our main resort to evaluate hip x-ray images. After an age of two years, it is unlikely the result will change significantly.
OFA-prel (preliminary) indicates a test result obtained before the age of two years
PennHip -- Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program.
X-ray photographs are made from several angles and positions, resulting in a distraction index (DI) and observations of DJD (Degenerative Joint Disease)
Average DI for Maine Coons is 0.61
|Patella||Apr: Clear||Patellar Luxation : No significant changes are to be expected after maturity.|
|PKD||Jan: Clear||Polycystic Kidney Disease A test performed at the age of 1 year or older is decisive. No further testing will be needed.|
|Pedigree Statistics:||COI: x.x%||Clones: xx.x%||Top 5: xx.x%||Coefficient Of Inbreeding, Clones percentage and Top_5 are indicators that enable us to analyze the quality of pedigrees with respect to genetic diversity.|