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Publication type: Diploma Thesis

Year: 2012

Author(s): Frede, Anna Elena

Title: Die Maine Coon - ein Krankheitsprofil.

Other title: The Maine Coon Cat - A health overview

Source: Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 157.


Brem Gottfried

Thalhammer Johann

Vetmed Research Units:
Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics

Graduation date: 12.04.12

The aim of this study was to evaluate the health status of the Maine Coon population based on the results of statistical evalutation of clinical archives. Furthermore breeding recommendations were also developed. In the retrospective study, the data of 520 Maine Coon cats from four veterinary clinics in Austria and Germany with special emphasis on hereditary diseases, breed predispositions, and diseases with possible relevance in breeding were evaluated. Diseases that do not occur in the study population, but are described in literature for the Maine Coon cat, were congenital deafness, elbow dysplasia, and spinal muscular atrophy.

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