OSTEOCHONDRODYSPLASIA IN SCOTTISH FOLD CATS CASE REPORTJournal: TRADITION AND MODERNITY IN VETERINARY MEDICINE (Vol.2, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2017-03-01
Authors : Nadya Zlateva Georgi Marinov;
Page : 21-24
Keywords : osteochondrodysplasia; Scottish Fold cat;
The Scottish Fold breed of cat has a genetic mutation that affects the development of cartilage. The most obvious manifestation of this is typical appearance of the ears of Scottish Fold cat. This genetic defect also causes abnormalities of the cartilage of bones. Scottish Fold osteochondrodysplasia (SFOCD) is characterized by skeletal deformities such as short, thick, and inflexible tails and shortened splayed feet. Two Scottish Fold cats aged between 8 months and 1 year were presented for signs of skeletal disease including lameness, pain and reluctance to jump. A diagnosis of osteochondrodysplasia was based on typical characteristic radiological findings. Clinical signs were ameliorated by administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and drugs, contain glycosaminoglycans. Definitive treatment of the disease is impossible. Survival of the cats varies depending on the severity of clinical signs.
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