Vertebrae and Manx
The vertebral column often shows some anatomical problems in the
Manx breed and these are determined genetically
and hence, this breed may have or experience some problems. There
may be even decrease in the number of vertebrae in the posterior
portions of vertebral column. The queens of this breed of cats will
often have small litter only.
During the associated research in these cats, it
was found that these cats experience the anatomical problems that
become the hindrance for the development of kittens inside the uterus
and as a net result, intra uterine mortality is
often encountered in this cat.
Abnormalities have been found in the development
of pelvic and sacral bones. Similarly, in the anterior parts of
vertebral column, a slight decrease in the length of bone of the
vertebral region is noticed in Manx.
Breeding and Manx
There are cat breeders who develop particularly the well defined
bloodlines of this breed and attempt to maintain this and this will
be often revealed in the meetings associated with Manx
cat club or cat associations.