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Some Devon Rex and Sphynx cats have a variably progressive myopathy characterized by appendicular and axial muscle weakness, megaesophagus, pharyngeal weakness and fatigability with exercise. Muscle biopsies from affected cats demonstrated variable pathological changes ranging from dystrophic...

Author(s)
Gandolfi, B.; Grahn, R. A.; Creighton, E. K.; Williams, D. C.; Dickinson, P. J.; Sturges, B. K.; Guo, L. T.; Shelton, G. D.; Leegwater, P. A. J.; Longeri, M.; Malik, R.; Lyons, L. A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Genetics, 2015, 46, 6, pp 711-715
Abstract

This paper discusses the possible common origin of myopathies observed in Devon Rex and Sphynx cats. The symptoms of the myopathy observed in Devon Rex and Sphynx cats are described.

Author(s)
Abitbol, M.
Publisher
Point Vétérinaire Italie s.r.l., Milano, Italy
Citation
Summa, Animali da Compagnia, 2009, 26, 9, pp 6-8
Abstract

The history and origin, breeding value, physical and genetic traits, behaviour, health and distribution of the Devon Rex cat breed in Italy were discussed.

Author(s)
Settimo, L. M.
Publisher
Medicina Viva, Parma, Italy
Citation
Rassegna di Medicina Felina, 2015, 19, 2, pp 32-35
Abstract

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
Abstract

Neuromuscular diseases are characterized by a permanent or episodic peripheral motor neuron disorder, and result from lesions in one of elements of the motor unit: the motor neuron, the neuromuscular junction or the muscle fibres. The majority of hereditary neuromuscular diseases affect juveniles...

Author(s)
Thibaud, J. L.; Tiret, L.; Blot, S.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Canine - Féline, 2007, No.33, pp 42-50
Abstract

Author(s)
Winand, N. J.
Citation
Feline Health Topics for Veterinarians, 1994, 9, 1, pp 1-2
Abstract

Six closely related Devon Rex cats affected with congenital muscle disease were investigated over a 3-year period. Physical findings included passive ventroflexion of the head and neck, dorsal protrusion of the scapulae, megaoesophagus, generalized appendicular weakness and fatigability. Signs...

Author(s)
Malik, R.; Mepstead, K.; Yang, F.; Harper, C.
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1993, 34, 11, pp 539-546
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Author(s)
Gruffyd-Jones, T. J.
Citation
Publication-Veterinary Continuing Education, Massey University, 1991, No.133, pp 93-98

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