Familial Episodic Hypokalaemic Polymyopathy has become known as Burmese Hypokalaemia even though it occurs in many foreign breeds. The disease affects muscles, normally in young cats and most noticably in the neck, often causing difficulties in walking.
Members of the Association have been actively involved with research into this disease for many years and, as a direct result, we are very pleased to be able to inform you that a simple mouth swab test has now been developed which will enable breeders to eradicate this distressing condition very quickly, just by taking test results into account when choosing matings.
Much more information about the disease, its management and the test itself is available from Langford Veterinary Services, part of the University of Bristol.
A swab test normally costs £31.50 for each cat but is available to our members for £25.20. To learn how to benefit from this discount please contact Elisabeth Amies.
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