Vitamin D Rickets



Test Overview:

Clinical signs had been seen from four months of age. Treatment with calcium supplementation and various forms of vitamin D did not alter plasma calcium levels or reverse skeletal lesions of lateral antebrachial bowing, lumbar spinal lordosis and costochondral beading. Analgesics were effective for relieving skeletal pain during the bone growth phase and were withdrawn when the animal reached skeletal maturity. Therapy for hip osteoarthritis was given from five years of age until the cat was euthanased at nine years of age as a result of refractory hip pain.


Metabolic - Associated with the enzymes and metabolic processes of cells



Variant Detected:

Deletion of a G; Base Substitution G>A


Moderate. This disease can cause significant signs of discomfort and/or dysfunction in affected animals. It may involve relatively high treatment/management costs, and can sometimes reduce life expectancy.

Mode of Inheritance:

Autosomal Recessive

Research Citation(s):

J Vet Intern Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;23(1):196-

Associated Breed(s):

Domestic Medium / Long Hair, Domestic Short Hair,