Vaccination mot FIP och FIV: är det möjligt? (not translated yet)

Vaccination against FIP and FIV: is it possible? By Pr. Oswald Jarrett, University of Glasgow, 2007.(Reprinted with permission). FIP Introduction FIP is a fatal disease caused by infection with feline coronavirus (FCoV). Although the virus is very common in domestic cats, particularly in multi-cat households, most infected cats remain healthy and the disease occurs only in a small proportion of…

Polyper - vanliga frågor (not translated yet)

Polyps - Frequently asked questions By Cat Moody, Stormwatch Maine Coons(Reprinted with permission) Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian, just a breeder who experienced the problem of polyps many, many times. Please consult your veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment of the problem. This is just intended to give some practical background information on what polyps are, what my experience has…

Plattbröst

Plattbröst Tyvärr har denna artikel varit föråldrad genom åren. För närvarande kan vi inte erbjuda en uppdaterad artikel om ämnet. Wikipedia har dock en bra artikel.

PKD hos perser och andra raser

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) in Persians and other breeds By Dr. Ingrid Putcuyps, veterinarian. 2005.(Reprinted with permission.) What is Polycystic Kidney Disease – PKD? PKD is a hereditary kidney disorder, which implicates that there are already cysts present at birth and usually in both kidneys. These cysts are cavities filled with fluids that originate from normal kidney tissue. In kittens these…

Myosinbindande protein C 3 (MyBPC3) gen (not yet translated)

A report on Drs Meurs & Kittleson works on MyBPC3 mutation gene and DNA-based test. By Catherine Muller-Sautreau, Ailuropus cattery, France. (Written in 2006, January)(Reprinted with permission)   A DNA-based test for the myosin-binding protein C gene mutation, which has been proven to be causative for HCM in Maine Coon cats, is now available to breeders. Disclaimer: I first wrote this…

MyBPC3 DNA-test (not yet translated)

MyBPC3 DNA-test A report on Drs Meurs & Kittleson works on MyBPC3 mutation gene & DNA-based test. By Catherine Muller-Sautreau, Ailuropus cattery, France. (Written in 2006, January)(Reprinted with permission) A DNA-based test for the myosin-binding protein C gene mutation, which has been proven to be causative for HCM in Maine Coon cats, is now available to breeders. Disclaimer: I first wrote…

Mun och tandproblem hos katt

Mun och tandproblem hos katt Av Lies Klösters, 2006 Människor och djur kan utveckla alla typer av tand problem. De problem som förekommer oftast hos människor (karies under inflytande av socker) förekommer inte ofta hos djur eftersom de flesta djur äter mycket mindre socker än vad människor gör. Trots det, kan ditt husdjur utveckla tandproblem. En enda kontroll kommer att…

Kattvaccination (not yet translated)

Feline vaccination By Marie-Bernadette Pautet, Chacolaterie's Somalis, 2006.Report on 2006/03 SFF seminar entitled "Update on Feline Vaccination".(Reprinted with permission). About 50 breeders and veterinarians attended the seminar organized by the French Felinotechnic Society (SFF), held at the national veterinary school in Maisons-Alfort on 2006, march 25th, to review current knowledge on feline vaccination. This article tries to sum up this seminar's highlights,…

Indikationer för vaccination mot feline leukemia virus (not yet translated)

Indications for vaccination against feline leukaemia virus By Pr. Oswald Jarrett, University of Glasgow, 2007.(Reprinted with permission). Introduction: why is FeLV important? FeLV is the cause of several serious, ultimately fatal, diseases in the cat, particularly lymphomas, anaemia and immunodeficiency. Of cats that develop a persistent infection, almost 90% die within 4 years of becoming infected. Young kittens are very…

HCM, den tysta mördaren

HCM, den tysta mördaren Av Francesca Doria, 2006.(Återges med tillstånd.) Detta är historien om Francesca Doria, en ragdoll uppfödare, som fick med HCM att göra i sitt katteri på ett mycket hårt sätt. Detta är inte en vetenskaplig studie av HCM, och inga fakta kan härledas från denna artikel. Men det ger ett uttryck för känslor ägarna måste gå igenom när…

Hälsoprogram: vad handlar det om?

By Ulrika Olsson Health Programmes: what is it all about? Most breeders work, more or less actively, to improve the health of the cats they breed. Far from all however know what a health programme is and how it should be designed in order to give the best possible results. Although studies have been done by geneticists on the subject…

Förklaring av HCM-blanketten

HCM Scannings-blanketten, vad den säger och vad som menas Av: Misha Peersmans Vad är var Katthjärtat är en miniatyrkopia av det mänskliga hjärtat, båda organen fungerar på exakt samma sätt. Hjärtat innehåller fyra separata kammare, 2 till vänster och 2 på höger sida. De två översta kamrarna är den högra och den vänstra förmaken, de två nedre kamrarna är den…

FIP (not yet translated)

An Overview of Feline Enteric Coronavirus and Infectious Peritonitis Virus Infections. By Niels C. Pedersen, 1995Department of Medicine and EpidemiologySchool of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaDavis, California 95616(Reprinted with permission.) Introduction The purposes of this discussion were to review past knowledge about feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) and feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV) infections and to update this knowledge with information gleaned…

Ett schema för vaccination av katter (inte översatt ännu)

A schedule for vaccination of cats By Pr. Oswald Jarrett, University of Glasgow, 2007.(Reprinted with permission). Is annual vaccination necessary? There is general agreement that vaccination of cats and dogs against the major infectious diseases of each species is highly desirable, and that a primary course of vaccination should be given early in the life of the animal followed by…

DNA Provtagning och lagring

DNA Provtagning och lagring Varför ska vi lagra DNA? Mer och mer forskning görs för att bestämma platsen (loci) för specifika sjukdomar. Och därmed blir det mer och mer viktigt att utföra DNA-tester på våra husdjur. Men vad gör du när du vill testa ett husdjur som redan har gått bort? Eller en som har omplacerats och där de nya…

Bordetella (inte översatt ännu)

Bordetella bronchiseotica infection in cats By Lies Klösters. 2007.(Reprinted with permission.) The widespread vaccination of cats against feline calici virus (FCV) and feline herpes virus (FHV) has failed to eliminate the problem of feline upper respiratory tract disease (URTD). Bordetella bronchiseptica (Bb) has long been recognized as an important agent in canine kennel cough but only in recent years has its…

Blodgrupper hos katt (inte översatt ännu)

Blood Groups in the Cats By Tony Batchelor, Snugglebugs, Denmark.(Reprinted with permission) I started this investigation following a blood test on our Devon Rex kitten. She was found to be type B, when both her parents had been tested as type A. I had already been involved with the article by Judith Picknell, and the Danish translation of it, so was…

BAER Test Cristalline (inte ännu översatt)

BAER Test Cristalline By Daniëlle Rozeboom, Traditional Persian Cattery Yeri Shaes.(Reprinted with permission) In The Netherlands it's not allowed to breed with deaf white cats (also not cats who are deaf on only one ear). To prove that a white kitty is not deaf, you need to do the BAER test. In The Netherlands there are not many locations where you…