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Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease in which IgG antibodies attack the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction (see figures below). Acetycholine is the chemical responsible for communication...

Spongiform encephalopathy

Spongiform encephalopathy is a neurological disease of cats that affects the central nervous system. Spongiform change in the central nervous system can involve the grey or white matter, or both, and is characterised...

Anorexia

In cats, anorexia is usually a state of inappetance (failing to eat) for more than 3 days in its normal environment. In some cats, other symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea may help establish a cause[1]. In cats...

Laboratory values

Normal clinical values for cats: Temperature 37.8°C – 39.3°C Heart rate 120 – 140 bpm Respiratory rate 16 – 40 bpm Capillary refill time (CRT) < 2 sec Capillary colour pink/red Urine volume 10...

Gingivitis

Gingivitis, as opposed to normal dental decay associated with age, is an inflammatory disease of the gums leading to premature tooth loss and gum disease that is both painful and detrimental to cat health. A significant...

Gastroenterology

Diseases of the gastroenteric system, organized by the part of the gastrointestinal tract involved. Mouth Normal dentition Brachycephalic syndrome Oligodontia Cleft palate Caliciviral stomatitis and oral ulcers...