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This page will be used to keep everyone informed  as developments occur.

The guidelines for a breed related study has been updated and here is the latest documentation

 

GUIDELINES FOR SPECIAL FUND DONATIONS  2015

 

The trustees of the Birman Heart Foundation follow these guidelines to ensure the money we raise is used in the best possible way.

 

 

Mid May 2015 we began negotiations with the Sponsor who has agreed to cover the cost for Research and development of the DNA test overseen by the Winn Feline Foundation

 

 

At the end of March 2015 we were given the very good news that the Royal Veterinary Collage had been given the funding to begin research into Birman HCM. This will be followed sometime next year with the development of the DNA test.

 

1/1/2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR

 in 2014 the target we need to aim for is $25000.00 a lot of work.

 

1/12/2013

Report from Winn we have raised $2,127.15

 

11/11/2013

Transcript of talk given by Lois Wilkie BSc BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS PhD Student in Veterinary Cardiology at the Birman Cat Club show added to the cardiomyopathy Information page.

 

09/11/2013

10.45 -12 noon Lois Wilkie a specialist in feline cardiology from University of London  will be giving a talk about cardiomyopathy at the Birman Cat Club Show.

 

23/09/2013

We have opened the link to theWinn Feline Foundation donation page. Please start sending donations now.

 

17/09/2013

Latest information We need breeders to scan cats and ask for Blood samples as there is a larger quantity of DNA available in Blood samples.

We also need scans and blood samples from older cats over the age of 10 years. Older cats scanning clear are  unlikely to have the gene for Cardio. Their DNA will be vital to use for comparing with younger cats DNA. Blood samples need to be stored in a Freezer so please ask you cardiologist for help with this until we advise you where to sent them.

Please continue to take swab samples for your cats and kittens and store these in Envelopes in a safe place until the web site swab form page is updated.

 

03/09/2013

Winn Feline Foundation have set up a breed related study for Cardiomyopathy in Birmans. Researchers can apply for a grant before 09/12/2013 and the awards will be announced in March 2014. At this point we don't know who the final researchers will be.