Testing for SMA
There is a DNA test available at several labs to identify the gene mutation that causes SMA in Maine Coons. Using this test it will be possible to identify the gene mutation in cats that are affected with SMA or carriers of SMA and to identify those cats that are genetically normal for this disease.
How do I get the results public on PawPeds?
In order to have your cat's result registered in the health program, you have to send in a copy of the result to the registrar. You can find the contact info in the contact-link in the menu.
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Make sure the cat's pedigree is already registered in the pedigree database of PawPeds before you send in any test results, by sending the pedigree to one of your breeds registrars.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the contact persons for the health program!