Feline Cases of Cerebral Lipidosis with Similarities to Tay-Sachs Disease Yoshitada Kuruhara 1 , Hiroshi Mochizuki 1 , Yoroku Kobayashi 1Laboratory of Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Agriculture, Univ. of Osaka Prefecture pp.260-269
Published Date 1969/6/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1431906444
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 1) In an inbreeding family of Siamese cats, a nervous disease was observed in 6 cases (3 litters, 2 males and 4 females) from the same parents as the result of back-cross to the mother. Pathological studies on 3 cases of them (2 litters, 1 male and 2 females) indicated that the disease was a type of cerebral lipidoses.

 2) All 6 cases showed nervous syndrome characterised by unsteady posture and gait attributable to hypomyotonia, ataxia, pawing motion around the mouth and opistotonus. The progressive disease started at about 2 months, becoming worse gradually, and made cuthanasia necessary at the age of 7 to 9 months.

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