antagene SELECTION cat

My cat is a stud cat !

I screen for a serious disease and I produce healthy kittens.

ANTAGENE establishes the genetic of status of my cat
vs an hereditary disease present in the breed.

ANTAGENE proposes a large range of DNA screening tests
for the most serious hereditary diseases,
for the health and the welfare of the animal.

The diseases tested are specific to each cat breed.


I am a breeder and concerned about my cats’health :

One of my stud cat scan be carrier of a hereditary diease specific to the breed. He can transmit this genetic mutation to its pregeny and have cat affected by this disease.

      • I screen my stud cats for an hereditary disease present in my breed and for which ANTAGENE proposes a screening DNA test.
      • I adapt matings to avoid the matings of 2 stud cats « carriers » and avoid the birth of affected puppies.
      • I limit the spreading in my breeding and the breed of a serious hereditary disease.
      •I value my stud cats thanks to the genetic identification


How do I use the DNA screening test for an hereditary disease ?

I screen my males and females for an hereditary disease present into my breed.

I also ask to the stud cat owner outside my breeding the result of the DNA test.

I both of the male and female are carriers, I give up this mating and I choose a stud cat « clear ».

Among the predetermined couple, if the male is carrier and the female clear, I can choose to confirm this mating, but by checking the progeny and by testing the cat(s) of the litter I will choose to keep for reproduction.

I buy a kitten for reproduction, I ask for its genetic status vs an hereditary disease present in the breed and detectable by a DNA test.


How do I get the genetic status of my cat vs an hereditary disease ?

I verify the existance of a DNA test to screen the hereditary disease present in my cat’s breed.

During my visit at the veterinarian, he performs a simple cheeck swab sample ( using ANTAGENE DNA sampling kit). The veterinary controls the cat’s identity, othentifies the sampling and sends the sample to ANTAGENE.

The authentification of the sample by a veterinarian is  required to get an official acknowledgment of the DNA test result.

ANTAGENE extracts the DNA , performs the analysis of the dog’s genome and establishes the genetic status towards the tested disease.

For an autosomical recessive disease ( almost all diesease tested), the dog can get 3 genetic status :

      • Normal homozygous ( clear)  : The dog will not developp the disease and doesn’t  transmit it
      • Heterozygous (carrier) : the dog doeqn’t develop the disease but transmits the mutation to 50% of its progeny
      • Mutated homozygous (affected) : the dog develops the disease and transmits the mutation to 100% of its progeny

I receive by email a genetic certificate presenting the genetic status of the dog towards the tested disease