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Although muscle diseases occur relatively rarely in cats, a number of congenital feline myopathies have been described over the last 20 years and are reviewed in this paper. Some of them have been reported exclusively in specific breeds, including the hypokalaemic myopathy of Burmese cats, type IV...

Author(s)
Gaschen, F.; Jaggy, A.; Jones, B.
Publisher
W.B. Saunders, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2004, 6, 6, pp 355-366
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Flat chests, characterized by a dorsoventral flattening of the rib cage, affect 3 to 4% of all Burmese kittens born in the UK. Similar deformities have been reported in kittens born to taurine-depleted queens. In an investigation of whether there might be a relationship between whole blood taurine...

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Sturgess, C. P.; Waters, L.; Gruffydd-Jones, T. J.; Nott, H. M. R.; Earle, K. E.
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Veterinary Record, 1997, 141, 22, pp 566-570
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Lantinga, E.; Kooistra, H. S.; Nes, J. J. van
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Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde, 1998, 123, 14/15, pp 435-437
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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...

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Edwards, C. M.; Belford, C. J.
Citation
Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 1995, 25, 2, pp 58-60
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Stolze, M.; Lund, C.; Kresken, J. G.; Saers, K. J.
Publisher
Verlag M. & H. Schaper, Alfeld (Leine), Germany
Citation
Kleintierpraxis, 2001, 46, 5, pp 289-290, 292-296
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A condition of a polymyopathy with hypokalaemia is described in Burmese cats in New Zealand where the breed appears to have an inherited predisposition for this disease. The age of onset is 4-12 months. Attacks are transient and occur suddenly, followed by a variable course with improvement...

Author(s)
Jones, B. R.; Alley, M. R.
Citation
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 1988, 36, 3, pp 150-151
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Gruffyd-Jones, T. J.
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Publication-Veterinary Continuing Education, Massey University, 1991, No.133, pp 93-98
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Author(s)
Blaxter, A. C.; Lievesley, P.; Gruffydd-Jones, T.; Wotton, P.
Citation
Veterinary Record, 1986, 118, 22, pp 619-620

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