Idiopathic facial dermatitis of Persian cats

This disease has been termed dirty face syndrome by some clinicians. It is a poorly understood condition that is recognised in the Persian breed only, with no clear underlying aetiology, and provides a considerable challenge to the clinician to manage Bond et al., 2000 . The presenting clinical signs are observed in Persian cats and in an initial case series the age of onset ranged from 4 months to 5 years. The dermato-logical examination reveals black waxy material on the distal portion of the...

Sacrocaudal dysgenesis in Manx cats

Rectal Deformity Kittens

Manx cats have varying degrees of sacral and or caudal vertebral deformities. Some tailless cats have a normal sacrum, spinal cord and cauda equina. Others show varying dysgenesis or agenesis of the sacral and or caudal vertebrae that may be associated with spina bifida, malformations of the terminal spinal cord and cauda equina. Spinal cord malformations include the absence or partial development of sacral and caudal spinal cord segments or cauda equina, myelodysplasia, meningocele,...