Category: Anatomy

  • Hydrocephalus

    Hydrocephalus is a rare¬†neurological disease¬†of cats. By definition, hydrocephalus is an increase in the volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). There are two forms of hydrocephalus:compensatory and obstructive. Compensatory hydrocephalus is the increase in volume of CSF that occurs in the cranial cavity to replace any loss of normal parenchyma. Examples of compensatory hydrocephalus include the […]

  • Cleft palate

    “Hair lips” and “cleft palate” are a genetic disorder common to all animals, including the cat. It is caused by failure of closure of the palatal mucoperiosteum during fetal development in utero. The deficit in the hard palate can range in severity from mild to severe. There may be loss of tissue in the hard […]

  • Cat Anatomy

    Cat Anatomy

    General feline anatomy Anatomical abnormalities Bracyury (Short tail) Cleft palate Cryptorchidism (retained testicle) Cutaneous asthenia Flat chest syndrome (kittens) Hip dysplasia Hydrocephalus 1. calcaneus 2. carpals 3. caudal vertebrae 4. cervical vertebrae 5. clavicle 6. costal cartilage #5 7. femur 8. fibula 9. humerus 10. hyoid apparatus 11. ilium 12. ischium 13. lumbar vertebrae 14. […]