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Hello everybody!
Last week I saw on a website with newborn DRX kittens that one of the kittens had Flat Chested Kitten Syndrom( FCKS ) disease.
Both parents had Burmans in the pedigree, whether it happens in different lines!

I know that it exists in several breeds, and for inquiring I received the information that can be caused by cross-breeding or to much to the substance Taurine is added to the feed.

Can someone tell me more about that?

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  • What i know is that it is coming from the both parents and also from one site in some lines much
    The most i hear it from when are there Burmees in the pedegree and a lot of breeders has that we had a breeder who did that outcrossing
    I spoke a several persons in the burmees who has this problem thats the way i try to have that not so much in the lines but in a tenth generation you see that but there are now studboys who has it in the fifht generations
    It is terrible to see and i hearth from that breeder that they must sleep in some has it heavy some not
    Sometimes you have it in other cats but how onnest are the breeders and tell it and sell it not for breeding but!!!!!!!!!! i hope we can share something to learn from each other
  • Hi Marjolein,

    this is the latest info about it on Pawpeds:
    http://www.pawpeds.com/pawacademy/health/flatchest/

    In general; avoid breeding with lines in which it occurs. It does occur, like you say, in all breeds and is reversible when treated in the right way.
    You can find all about in the pawpeds article.

    Best wishes,
    Marjan Boonen
    www.boonland.nl
  • sorry, I should say:
    is sometimes reversible
  • Hi Marjan!

    Thanks for the link to Pawpeds but I had hoped for some personal experience because with a lot of new come breeders this deviation is unknown territory!

    Marjolein



    Marjan Boonen said:
    Hi Marjolein,

    this is the latest info about it on Pawpeds:
    http://www.pawpeds.com/pawacademy/health/flatchest/

    In general; avoid breeding with lines in which it occurs. It does occur, like you say, in all breeds and is reversible when treated in the right way.
    You can find all about in the pawpeds article.

    Best wishes,
    Marjan Boonen
    www.boonland.nl
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