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Which of the following statements regarding feline transfusion medicine is incorrect?



A. There is no universal feline blood type due to the presence of naturally occurring alloantibodies.
B. Type A cats have weak anti-B alloantibodies.
C. A type AB cat can be safely used as an in-house blood donor.
D. Transfusion of a type B cat with type A blood can produce a potentially fatal acute hemolytic crisis.

This question is part of vtne practice exam (unfinished)

Asked by Elder, Last updated: Sep 08, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

A type ab cat can be safely used as an in-house blood donor.-c: there are 3 described blood types in cats: a, b, and ab. blood type a is the most prevalent and is seen in most domestic longhairs and shorthairs. blood type b is not as common and is seen mostly in purebred cats, but not exclusively. type ab is very rare and can be present in any cat. all cats have naturally occurring alloantibodies to blood types that are not their own. these antibodies can be very strong, as in the case of type b cats, or weak as with the type a cats. as a result, type b cats will undergo a severe reaction if transfused with type a blood. however, type a cats may not react at all with a transfusion of type b blood, but the transfused blood will only last a few days. because of the presence of these alloantibodies, there can be no universal feline donor. a type ab cat is no exception.
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