Bengal Cat Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Study
Dr. Kate Meurs is working with the Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Lab at North Carolina State University to identify a gene for HCM in Bengals. See this excerpt from their website:
We are looking for DNA samples from Bengal Cats with a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or are at least 8 years of age and do not have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to advance our study to identify a gene for the disease.
- Bengal cats who DO NOT have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who are at least 8 years of age
- Bengal cats who DO have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- It is important that the cats not be too closely related. We can only use one cat from each 3 generation family unless 1 is affected and 1 is clear.
For the technique to work well, we need DNA samples from many more affected cats. Please consider joining this research study!
$50 from every new TBC Certification will be donated to The Lighting Fund to support the work of Dr. Kate Meurs.
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