Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

(Maine Coon) more
Disease
autosomal recessive
Heredity
SMA is a disorder caused by death of spinal cord neurons that activate skeletal muscles of the trunk and limbs. Loss of neurons in the first few months of life leads to muscle weakness and atrophy that first becomes apparent at 3-4 months of age. Affected kittens develop an odd gait with a sway of the hindquarters and stand with the hocks nearly touching.
Test duration
FLP
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