Bengal Cat Genetics Webinar

Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition characterized by the inward thickening of the heart muscle, resulting in a reduction of chamber volume, thereby reducing the volume of blood that the heart can pump with each contraction. It is believed that HCM in cats could be genetic. Recently, genetic mutations have been identified in both the Maine Coon and Ragdoll breeds of cat, and there is ongoing work looking for further mutations in the Birman, Bengal Cat and Sphynx breeds.