ThereSGA Calicoon's Next Big Thing has been a breakthrough in the research on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).   A gene has been identified and a  genetic test has been developed for the cMyBP-C (cardiac myosin binding protein C) mutation causing HCM in Maine Coons. Information about HCM and instructions to order the test kit can be found at Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Lab.

MCBFA has helped to support this important research by donating $19,000.00.  

Updated Breeders Guidelines for HCM Screening can be found through this link

Additional information about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy can be found in an article from UC Davis First Gene Mutation to Cause Heart Disease in Cats Identified and also on MCBFA's Health Information link.



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