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Health and Welfare Commission

The Health and Welfare Committee (GWC) advises the board and members of Felis Belgica health and welfare of cats. In order to the committee is assisted by an advisory veterinarian. The committee is responsible for health policy and veterinary controls on the events and steps shall monitor compliance with welfare rules within Felis Belgica.

The committee, the members of Felis Belgica example, advice on carrying out genetic tests for the breeding, the measures to be taken to isolate outbreaks, or establishment of animal shelters in order to increase their general welfare

Health & Welfare Commission
Commission Chairman: Kristof Van Roy
Secretary: -
Acting Member: Marcel Hogenboom
Acting Member: Michele Lateur

Recommendations and Obligations
Recommended ultrasound testing : HCM - PKD - HD - HP
BAER test WHITE CATS Deaf cats are not allowed for breeding.
X-ray for Patellar Luxation ABY/SOM, BEN, DRX, EXO/PER, MCO, NFO RECOMMENDED
X-ray for hip dysplasia ABY/SOM, BEN, DRX, EXO/PER, MCO, NFO RECOMMENDED
DNA Tests
Bloodgroup DNA not fully validates for all breeds SEROLOGICAL test for BEN, EUR, RAG, SIB, TUA
Bengal progressive retinal atrophy (PRA-b) Bengal RECOMMENDED
Burmese Head Defect (BHD) Burmese RECOMMENDED
Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (COLQ) Devon Rex & Sphynx RECOMMENDED
Gangliosidosis (GM1/BLB1) & (GM2/HEXB) Korat OBLIGATORY
Gangliosidosis (GM2/HEXB) Burmese OBLIGATORY
Gangliosidosis (GM1/BLB1) Balinese, Siamese, Oriental Short & Longhair, Peterbald RECOMMENDED
Glycogen Storage Disease type IV (GSD IV) Norwegian Forrest Cat OBLIGATORY
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (MyBPC3/A31P) Maine Coon RECOMMENDED
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (MyBPC3/R820W) Ragdoll RECOMMENDED
Hypokalaemia Burmilla, Burmese, Singapura RECOMMENDED
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PDK1/AD-PKD) British Short & Longhair, Exotic, Persian, Selkirk Rex RECOMMENDED
Pryruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK) Abessinian, Somali, Bengal, La Perm, Singapura RECOMMENDED
Retinal Degeneration II (CEP290/rdAc-PRA) Balinese, Siamese, Oriental Short & Longhair, Peterbald OBLIGATORY
Retinal Degeneration II (CEP290/rdAc-PRA) Abessinian, Somali, Ocicat RECOMMENDED
Spinal Muscular Athrophy (SMA) Maine Coon RECOMMENDED

Sint-Truiden - 23-24/11/2019

Sportcentrum Sint-Pieter, Olympialaan 10 bus 201, 3800 Sint-Truiden

Closing of the entrees: 3 weeks before the show or when the max is reached...

Saturday special Ragdoll

We have a maximum amount of 240 cats for this show.


Keurmeester Cat Land
Zvezdan Memedov 1&2 Sweden
Kristiina Rautio 1,2,D Finland
Marina Vinkel ALL Estonia
Tellervo Kass 1&2 Finland
Francesco Cinque 3&4 Italy
Donatella Mastrangelo ALL Italy
Leerling Keurmeester CAT. Land
Bernd Pollesche 3 Germany
Audra Navikine 2 Lithuania



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Felis Belgica vzw
Breisemstraat 78
3300 Tienen

BTW: BE 0897 851 596

Felis Belgica Bank details

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IBAN: BE41 3630 3417 0110


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