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Chronic kidney disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in cats. Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) is a calcium-dependent enzyme proposed to mediate tubulointerstitial fibrosis in the kidney by cross-linking collagen fibrils. Postmortem kidney tissue was obtained from primary renal azotemic (...

Sánchez-Lara, A. C.; Elliott, J.; Syme, H. M.; Brown, C. A.; Haylor, J. L.
American College of Veterinary Pathologists Inc., Lawrence, USA
Veterinary Pathology, 2015, 52, 3, pp 513-523

Feline leukosis virus-associated diseases were investigated over 5.5 years in a household with 134 cats of which 73 were virus-positive. Of the 86 cats that died of natural causes 63 were virus-positive. The main cause of death was glomerulonephritis (26 cats) and, of these, 18 were virus-positive. ...

Francis, D. P.; Essex, M.; Jakowski, R. M.; Cotter, S. M.; Lerer, T. J.; Hardy, W. D., Jr.
American Journal of Epidemiology, 1980, 111, 3, pp 337-346

Data were collected on 189 females , representing 12 breeds or types, from 29 cat breeders, and on 370 litters comprising 1329 kittens. Litters/yr averaged 1.06 and litter size 3.7. Stillbirths accounted for 11.6% of kittens born, and mortality averaged 8.6% in the 1st week of life and 27.3% up to...

Povey, R. C.
Canadian Veterinary Journal, 1978, 19, 8, pp 207-213

Mortality rates, numbers of malformations, and causes of death are tabulated for 1080 kittens of eight breeds of cat in 1973. The overall mortality rate was 31%, being highest in Himalayan (41%) and Burmese (37%). There were 53 malformations, of which 24 were "incompatible with life". The greatest...

Peltz, R. S.
Carnivore Genetics Newsletter, 1975, 2, 10, pp 308-311

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