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Although the incidence of clinical cases of feline dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has decreased greatly since the association between DCM and taurine-deficiency was first recognized, not all cats maintained on taurine-deficient diets develop DCM. Temporal evaluation of left ventricular (LV) function...

Novotny, M. J.; Hogan, P. M.; Flannigan, G.
Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 1994, 58, 1, pp 6-12

Six healthy adult mixed-breed female cats received a taurine-deficient diet for 6 to 8 months (group 1). A further 6 similar cats received the same diet together with taurine (1000 mg) once daily (group 2). In group 1, plasma taurine levels were negligible within 3 months, and the values of left...

Novotny, M. J.; Hogan, P. M.; Paley, D. M.; Adams, H. R.
American Journal of Physiology, 1991, 261, 2 pt 2, pp H121-H127