WHAT'S NEW PAGE
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
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
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
2014 the target we need to aim for is $25000.00 a
lot of work.
Report from Winn we have raised $2,127.15
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.
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
opened the link to theWinn Feline Foundation
donation page. Please start sending donations now.
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.
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