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Ragdoll breeder organisations often forewarn Ragdoll cat owners that renal problems may develop as a result of polycystic kidney disease (PKD), chronic interstitial nephritis, familial renal dysplasia or nephrocalcinosis. Healthy Ragdoll and non-Ragdoll cats were prospectively evaluated by...

Author(s)
Paepe, D.; Bavegems, V.; Combes, A.; Saunders, J. H.; Daminet, S.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2013, 15, 10, pp 849-857
Abstract

Background: Transfusion of compatible blood types ensures the vitality of transfused erythrocytes and avoids transfusion reactions. Cats with types A, B, and AB blood should receive transfusions of the same blood type. In a feline blood donor program, it is therefore essential to have blood donors...

Author(s)
Proverbio, D.; Spada, E.; Perego, R.; Pepa, A. della; Giorgi, G. B. de; Baggiani, L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2013, 42, 2, pp 157-162
Abstract

Case summary: A 6-year-old female spayed Ragdoll presented with a 4-day history of acute onset non-productive retching, coughing and anorexia. A complete blood count, serum biochemistry, thoracic radiography and abdominal ultrasound were performed. Initially, aspiration pneumonia was suspected...

Author(s)
Kwong, H.; Fry, D.; Birnie, G.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2020, 6, 2,
Abstract

The increasing importance of transfusion medicine in cats and the enhanced understanding of the feline blood group system has led to epidemiological investigation of different feline populations around the world. The objectives of this study were threefold: (1) to determine the prevalence of blood...

Author(s)
Eva, S.; Carbone, S.; Perego, R.; Baggiani, L.; Proverbio, D.
Publisher
Medicina Viva, Parma, Italy
Citation
Rassegna di Medicina Felina, 2015, 19, 2, pp 20-31
Abstract

Healthy cats of three cat breeds - Sphynx (n=11), British Shorthair (n=15) and Ragdoll (n=15) - were included in this study. All cats underwent an ultrasonographic examination to assess renal length, cortical thickness, medullary thickness and corticomedullary ratio. Of all ultrasonographic...

Author(s)
Debruyn, K.; Paepe, D.; Daminet, S.; Combes, A.; Duchateau, L.; Peremans, K.; Saunders, J. H.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2013, 15, 6, pp 478-482
Abstract

Cat breeds differ enormously in their behavioural disposition, a factor that can impact on the pet-owner relationship, with indirect consequences for animal welfare. This study examined whether lateral bias, in the form of paw preference, can be used as a tool for assessing breed differences in...

Author(s)
Wells, D. L.; McDowell, L. J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 9, pp 647
Abstract

This article aims at the presentation of an important heart disease in cats. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), is a primary myocardial disease, characterized by the increased cardiac mass, associated with non-dilated, hypertrophied left ventricle, however with the absence of other cardiac or...

Author(s)
Sapierzyński, R.; Szaluś, O.; Wojtczak, M.
Publisher
Krajowa Izba Lekarsko Weterynaryjna, Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Życie Weterynaryjne, 2017, 92, 1, pp 50-57
Abstract

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a serious polysystemic viral disease caused by feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV), a mutation of feline enteric coronavirus (FECV). Cats aged 3 months to 3 years are reported to be more frequently affected (70% of the animals with the disease presents...

Author(s)
Canuto, F. J. C.; Vasconcelos, R. H.; Bezerra, W. G. A.; Costa, P. P. C.
Publisher
Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Higiene e Sanidade Animal, 2017, 11, 4, pp 426-432
Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the effect of various genetic and environmental modifiers on left ventricular (LV) wall thickness in a cohort of cats genotyped for the myosin binding protein C3 mutation (MYBPC3). Animals: Sixty-four Ragdoll cats. Methods: All cats were screened for HCM with...

Author(s)
Borgeat, K.; Stern, J.; Meurs, K. M.; Fuentes, V. L.; Connolly, D. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2015, 17, Suppl. 1, pp S258-S267
Abstract

During a routine ovariohysterectomy on a 5-month-old ragdoll cat, right-sided segmental uterine aplasia and ipsilateral renal agenesis were discovered. The diagnosis was confirmed with histopathology. This condition is congenital and is a result of a failure of embryonic development of the...

Author(s)
Dykeman, D.
Publisher
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2020, 61, 4, pp 424-426

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