30 September 2010

Birmingham HCM Clinic - 23 October 2010

Date confirmed for Sphynx HCM Clinic in Birmingham, AL

Pet Cardiologist of Alabama
2864 Acton Road
Birmingham, AL 35243

CARDIOLOGIST: Dr. Ingrid Knowllen
PRICE: $300 for first cat, $100 each additional
FMI on participating: 205.967.9134

News on genetic tests for Cardiomyopathy in Dobbies

For Sphynx owners there is hope on the horizon.

From Washington State Un. Vet College:

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Kate Meurs of Washington State
University College of Veterinary Medicine has identified a genetic mutation
responsible for causing cardiomyopathy in Dobermans. A reasonably priced
test will be commercially available in about two weeks through the Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory at WSU.


NOTE: the test for Dobes will be $75 - DCM is a dominant gene with incomplete penetrance or delayed onset. Some dogs with one copy of the gene never get DCM or only a mild form and live full lives. Dogs with two copies are usually early affected, and more severely.
[per Ellen Crockett (SX breeder) in WA)

29 September 2010

Reprint: Can you help our Sphynx friends - WSU Vet

Please take a moment to read this article from the researchers at Washington State University Veterinary School. They are requesting DBA samples from Sphynx both with and without HCM.

Help Our Sphynx Friends

01 September 2010

HCM Clinic Update

HCM clinic date to be set for October with Dr Ingrid Streater-Knowlen in Birmingham, Alabama.

FMI: gimmiesfishes@gmail.com