Spasticity in Devon Rex and Sphynx cats: a French team has discovered the mutation!!

Spasticity in Devon Rex and Sphynx cats: a French team has discovered the mutation!!

 

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The research led by Dr Marie Abitbol (ENVA, France) in collaboration with Dr Stéphane Blot (ENVA, France) and ANTAGENE has identified the mutation involved in spasticity, also named myopathy, in Devon Rex and Sphynx cats.

Affected cats show a general muscle weakness, fatigability, locomotor difficulties, dorsal protrusion of the scapulae and passive ventroflexion of the head and neck.

The CMS DNA test is now available. You can already order it.

LOOF has granted a funding to Dr. Marie Abitbol to lead this research program.