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Abstract

Global importance: Hypokalaemic polymyopathy is a genetic disease of Burmese cats that has been encountered in Australasia, Europe and South Africa. Clinical features: Affected cats usually present with signs of muscle weakness and muscle pain in the first year of life. Although certain clinical...

Author(s)
Malik, R.; Musca, F. J.; Gunew, M. N.; Menrath, V. H.; Simpson, C.; Culvenor, J.; Grahn, R. A.; Helps, C.; Lyons, L. A.; Gandolfi, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2015, 17, 5, pp 417-426
Abstract

Hypokalaemic polymyopathy in Burmese cats has been reported in the USA, Britain and New Zealand. This report outlines 5 cases of the syndrome seen in Australian Burmese. The condition is thought to be inherited and the precise pathogenesis is, as yet, undetermined. Clinically, cats present with...

Author(s)
Edwards, C. M.; Belford, C. J.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 1995, 25, 2, pp 58-60

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