OMIA:000116-9685 : Blood group systems, generic in Felis catus (domestic cat)

In other species: ducks , marsupials , macaques , chimpanzee , great apes , dog , ass (donkey) , horse , pig , Arabian camel , aurochs , taurine cattle , indicine cattle (zebu) , goat , mouflon , sheep , rabbit , teleost fishes , bighorn sheep

Categories: Haematopoietic system phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Cross-species summary: Each blood group system consists of a set of blood types, each of which corresponds to a particular antigen (usually a glycoprotein) on the surface of red blood cells. The different types within a system are the result of the action of different alleles at a locus that usually encodes an enzyme that catalyses the creation of the feature of the glycoprotein unique to that type, e.g. the presence of a particular sugar at the end of a short chain of sugars.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2022). OMIA:000116-9685: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2021 Gavazza, A., Rossi, G., Antognoni, M.T., Cerquetella, M., Miglio, A., Mangiaterra, S. :
Feline blood groups: A systematic review of phylogenetic and geographical origin. Animals (Basel) 11:3339, 2021. Pubmed reference: 34944117. DOI: 10.3390/ani11123339.
2019 Nectoux, A., Guidetti, M., Barthélemy, A., Pouzot-Nevoret, C., Hoareau, G.L., Goy-Thollot, I. :
Assessment of risks of feline mismatched transfusion and neonatal isoerythrolysis in the Lyon (France) area. JFMS Open Rep 5:2055116919863175, 2019. Pubmed reference: 31384478. DOI: 10.1177/2055116919863175.
1999 Knottenbelt, C.M., Day, M.J., Cripps, P.J., Mackin, A.J. :
Measurement of titres of naturally occurring alloantibodies against feline blood group antigens in the UK Journal of Small Animal Practice 40:365-370, 1999. Pubmed reference: 10476523.
1995 Griotwenk, M.E., Giger, U. :
Feline transfusion medicine - blood types and their clinical importance Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice 25:1305 ff., 1995.
1994 Jensen, A.L., Olesen, A.B., Arnbjerg, J. :
Distribution of feline blood types detected in the Copenhagen area of Denmark. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 35:121-124, 1994. Pubmed reference: 7942376.
1993 Grunbaum, E.G., Haarer, M. :
Serologically controlled blood transfusion in the dog and cat. Praktische Tierarzt 74:696, 1993.
Haarer, M., Grunbaum, E.G. :
Blood-Group-Serological Examinations in Cats in Germany Kleintierpraxis 38:195, 1993.
1992 Norsworthy, G.D. :
Clinical Aspects of Feline Blood Transfusions Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 14:469-475, 1992.
Slappendel, R.J. :
Blood Transfusions in the Dog and Cat Tijdschrift Voor Diergeneeskunde 117:S16-S18, 1992.
1990 Jonsson, N.N., Pullen, C., Watson, A.D.J. :
Neonatal Isoerythrolysis in Himalayan Kittens Australian Veterinary Journal 67:416-417, 1990. Pubmed reference: 1707616.
1989 Giger, U., Kilrain, C.G., Filippich, L.J., Bell, K. :
Frequencies of feline blood groups in the United-States. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 195:1230-1232, 1989. Pubmed reference: 2584120.
1988 Ejima, H., Hara, Y., Ikemoto, S. :
Preparation of antibodies recognizing the new group antigens of feline red blood cell Japanese Journal of Veterinary Science 50:763-768, 1988. Pubmed reference: 3210487.
1962 Eyquem, A., Podliachouk, L., Millot, P. :
Blood groups in chimpanzees, horses, sheep, pigs, and other mammals. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 97:320-328, 1962. Pubmed reference: 13891122.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 20 Aug 2020
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 12 Jan 2022