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post #1 of 23
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Veterinary Science department of the University of Sydney has a new breed database for inherited disorders.

http://www.vetsci.usyd.edu.au/lida/cats/search/breed

....Ocicat model looks very familiar
post #2 of 23
Golly, Siamese have issues!
post #3 of 23
I love the way Persians and Exotics differ so much! I also know the cat being used on the Persian page - her pet name is Stella

Thanks for sharing that with us Amanda. Very interesting!
post #4 of 23
How come sphynx is spelled wrong and HCM is not listed on there?
Sphynx are known to get HCM.
post #5 of 23
No disorders for Ragdolls!!!
post #6 of 23
They didn't bring up the Bengal nose that has been a real problem in my house http://www.pictures-of-cats.org/bengal-nose.html This has been a real problem for awhile. My poor cat has a ugly nose. She has been getting better but darn it she looks like a snotty nosed kid.....
post #7 of 23
^ Ewww. I'd never heard of that before.
post #8 of 23
Did you see that nose? it has been driving me crazy for 2 years ! She is a healthy cat with a ugly chapped nose! If she was show quality I would have passed out the first trime I showed her!!! =) haha she doesn't care as long as I don't put chap stick on it!!! It has been getting better over the years

She loves her nose like that because she bites me every time I try to help her...............
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Did you see that nose? it has been driving me crazy for 2 years ! She is a healthy cat with a ugly chapped nose! If she was show quality I would have passed out the first trime I showed her!!! =) haha she doesn't care as long as I don't put chap stick on it!!! It has been getting better over the years
Yeah I saw the nose. I'm glad it's been getting better. That is so weird!
post #10 of 23
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Yeah I saw the nose. I'm glad it's been getting better. That is so weird!

I know it's weird and I have to have Mrs personality to put ointment on her nose. She definatly shows what a sweet little thing she is when she gets bag balm on her nose.
post #11 of 23
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How come sphynx is spelled wrong and HCM is not listed on there?
Sphynx are known to get HCM.
They are fixing the spelling

The website is new, perhaps they will add more things. I have nothing to do with the site, just put in a photo for my breed when asked earlier in the year.
post #12 of 23
I just thought I would tell you.
Its great they are fixing the site.
post #13 of 23
They must be going by just what "they" have seen come in.

PKD is very rare in bengals, not common. The spinal problems mentioned are also rare.

What is a problem is HCM, Luxating Patella and few eye issues.

I've heard "bengal nose" occurs in some lines, but it's not a prominent problem and isn't getting much attention, because it doesn't occur often and is of course not life threatening.
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Veterinary Science department of the University of Sydney has a new breed database for inherited disorders.

http://www.vetsci.usyd.edu.au/lida/cats/search/breed

....Ocicat model looks very familiar
thanks for sharing this site..very interesting to know.


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post #15 of 23
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They are fixing the spelling

The website is new, perhaps they will add more things. I have nothing to do with the site, just put in a photo for my breed when asked earlier in the year.
Is that Farley posing as a fine specimen of the ocicat breed? that was very interesting, thanks for posting!
post #16 of 23
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Is that Farley posing as a fine specimen of the ocicat breed?
It's Anastasia, my tawny girl
post #17 of 23
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It's Anastasia, my tawny girl
ah! sorry to my untrained eye they just look gorgeous
post #18 of 23
I suspect there are so many for Siamese because they are a popular breed with a lot of BYBs who care nothing about trying to eradicate genetic health issues.

Siamese from good breeders who research the health of their lines tend to be pretty robust, there are some known issues (HCM, a slight tendency towards getting non-life-threatening mast-cell tumours, and food intolerances for example) but I would hate anyone to get the impression from that list that Siamese are sickly cats!

Edit to add: I forgot to say Congrats on the beautiful Anastasia getting her photo on the site
post #19 of 23
Farley is chocolate, Ana is tawny but to non-Ocicat people you might not know the color difference.
post #20 of 23
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ah! sorry to my untrained eye they just look gorgeous
Can't tell them apart myself half the time Just a blur of spots.



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Edit to add: I forgot to say Congrats on the beautiful Anastasia getting her photo on the site
Thanks
post #21 of 23
Wow, I have never heard any BSH/BLH having any of those listed problems. PKD, patellar luxation and hip dysplasia should be listed.
Ragdolls should have HCM in there as they even have their own mutation of it.
post #22 of 23
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Wow, I have never heard any BSH/BLH having any of those listed problems. PKD, patellar luxation and hip dysplasia should be listed.
Ragdolls should have HCM in there as they even have their own mutation of it.

Hi,

HCM should be listed in most breeds as it is a frequently found disorder and is also wide spread amongst normal DSH cats.

The Maine Coon gentest rather unfortuenately turned out to be unreliable, as it doesn't seem to be able to predict which cats will develop HCM:

http://www.timaracoon.nl/hcm-test-eng.htm

In other words- cats in a breeding program require an annual echokardiographic examination.

So I'd be a bit carefull with trusting the results of the Ragdoll test just yet

regards,

Christine
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals View Post
They must be going by just what "they" have seen come in.

PKD is very rare in bengals, not common. The spinal problems mentioned are also rare.

What is a problem is HCM, Luxating Patella and few eye issues.

I've heard "bengal nose" occurs in some lines, but it's not a prominent problem and isn't getting much attention, because it doesn't occur often and is of course not life threatening.
I agree with you but it looks terrible on there noses when it flares up. I think it's something worth of mentioning.
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