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Background: Histological and hair coat abnormalities of the alopecic sphynx cat have not been described in detail. The hairless allele (hr) in sphynx cats represents a mutation in the gene for keratin 71, a protein expressed in the inner root sheath of humans and mice. Hypothesis/Objectives: To...

Author(s)
Genovese, D. W.; Johnson, T. L.; Lamb, K. E.; Gram, W. D.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Dermatology, 2014, 25, 6, pp 523-e90
Abstract

Cutaneous carriage of Malassezia species yeast was investigated in 32 Sphynx cats, and in 10 domestic shorthair (DSH) cats. Samples for mycological culture were taken using contact plates and swabs at seven sites in each cat (left and right axillae and groin, left ear, claw fold on left front paw...

Author(s)
Åhman, S. E.; Bergström, K. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2009, 11, 12, pp 970-976
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

Case series summary: Cutaneous mastocytosis is a disorder rarely reported in veterinary dermatology and usually described as 'urticaria pigmentosa'. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of 13 affected cats, selected from the files of a private referral dermatology...

Author(s)
Ngo, J.; Morren, M. A.; Bodemer, C.; Heimann, M.; Fontaine, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 4, pp 394-404
Abstract

Previous research revealed the feline skin bacterial microbiota to be site-specific and the fungal microbiota to be individual-specific. The effect of other factors, such as genotype and environment, have not yet been studied in cats, but have been shown to be potentially important in shaping the...

Author(s)
Older, C. E.; Diesel, A. B.; Lawhon, S. D.; Queiroz, C. R. R.; Henker, L. C.; Hoffmann, A. R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 7, pp e0220463
Abstract

Since the early 1990s, a number of deaths of Sphynx cats have been anecdotally reported following ketamine-based anesthesia. These episodes have raised concerns, between breeders and owners of that peculiar cat breed, that their cats may not be looked after with the care they deserve and that...

Author(s)
Adami, C.; Monticelli, P.
Publisher
American Animal Hospital Association, Denver, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 2020, 56, 5, pp 266-269
Abstract

Myasthenia gravis is an immune mediated disorder of neuromuscular transmission. Both an acquired and a congenital form have been reported in cats. Generalised weakness is considered a hallmark of myasthenia gravis, but in cats, due to their sedentary nature, this may not be as evident as in dogs. ...

Author(s)
Mignan, T.; Lowrie, M.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2019, 24, 3, pp 156-161
Abstract

Objectives: (1) To investigate heart morphology and function using echocardiography and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI), (2) to determine heart disease prevalence and characteristics, and (3) to assess potential genetic features in a population of Sphynx cats presented for cardiovascular screening....

Author(s)
Chetboul, V.; Petit, A.; Gouni, V.; Trehiou-Sechi, E.; Misbach, C.; Balouka, D.; Sampedrano, C. C.; Pouchelon, J. L.; Tissier, R.; Abitbol, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2012, 14, 4, pp 497-509
Abstract

Uveitis is a common cause of blindness in feline patients as incorrectly treated or its chronicization can lead to formation of pre-iridal fibrovascular membranes, pupillary block and secondary glaucoma. The objective of this study was to investigate the causes of uveitis in cats diagnosed at the...

Author(s)
Enache, A.; Ionașcu, I.; Șonea, A.; Cucoș, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia, 2016, 10, pp 396-402
Abstract

In this article, the origin, behaviour, physical and genetic traits, health, welfare, and distribution of the Canadian Sphynx cat breed in Italy were presented.

Author(s)
Settimo, L. M.
Publisher
Medicina Viva, Parma, Italy
Citation
Rassegna di Medicina Felina, 2014, 18, 3, pp 39-43

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