- From Washington State University regarding HCM research in Sphynx.
The following is from Dr.Kate Meurs:
We have had a fabulous response to our request for samples and they have really
been coming in! The company that makes the feline array is running behind
schedule so we still have time to collect both affected and unaffected samples
and would still really like them! We will start looking at some new genes next
week so we can keep progressing while we wait for the array.
Also , we really need some heart tissue samples (just a few) from affected and
unaffected cats. If someone is unfortunate enough to be putting their HCM
affected cat or older (at least 8 years of age) to sleep it would be extremely
helpful if we could ask the veterinarian to save a small section of the heart
for us? It does have to be specially preserved in a solution from us, but we
could fedex the solution for next day arrival to your veterinarian. At this
point we have ruled out many genes but have not found anything and being able to
exam the tissue may be very helpful. We don't need very many so if even 3-4
people can help us it may be enough!
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