There 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.
information about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy can be found in an article from UC Davis First
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