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Predisposition to Amyloidosis in the Abyssian in the Abyssian Cat and the impact of Genomics on the fancy cat breeding

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Mrs Elisabetta Camuffo
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A chance that cannot be missed!
Anfilombardia and Anfi are inviting you to the Seminar entitled

Predisposition to Amyloidosis in the Abyssian Cat
and the impact of Genomics on the fancy cat breeding

Dr Maria Lina Longeri (University of Milan-DIMEVET)

Dr L Lyons (University of Missouri)

The Seminar will take place in Milan, Italy, in the same hotel where the World Cat Congress is held, during
the afternoon.
This Seminar is an important chance of common interest for breeders, veterinarians, students: this is the
very first time a large public will come to know the results of the study led by dr. Longeri and dr. Lyons
about Amyloidosis in the Abyssinian breed cat.

This study started in 2009 thanks to an “Amyloid network” led by a co-partnership of the University
ofMilan (dr. M. Longeri) and the University of Missouri (dr. L. Lyons), which were later joined by other
universities, companies, breeders and cat associations worldwide. Now an important result has been
achieved: six gene variants have been identified as significantly associated with the disease, three of them
extremely relevant. Genetic predisposition risk profiles have been identified.

This is a great attainment for the breed and breeders. Above all, this Seminar will offer the unique
opportunity of having first-hand info and data explained and shared by the leaders of the study. Nobody is
more entitled to answer questions and solve doubts about this subject.

Most importantly, this seminar is not addressed to Aby breeders only: because of the
technology, analytical tools and protocols used, this study sets the pattern for subsequent research aimed
at identifying the multifactorial traits which determine the predisposition to specific pathological and
non-pathological characteristics.

From now on, thanks to the new technology, breeders of all breeds and veterinarians will have more and
more info at their disposal. However, if on the one hand this is a great chance for all breeding activities, on
the other hand it may pose a major problem: how to handle all data and info in the right way so as not to
damage cats and breeds. New technology and analytical tools require awareness and knowledge. Breeders
and veterinarians must keep up to date with the most recent scientific findings and the main aim of this
seminar is to deepen the understanding and interpretation of them in this field.

05 March 2018
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