OMIA 000453-9685 : Hepatic encephalopathy in Felis catus

In other species: dog , sheep

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: A degenerative disease of the brain induced by a failure of the liver to metabolise ammonia. Clinical signs include excitability, tremor, compulsive walking, head pressing, and apparent blindness, followed by coma and convulsions.


2016 Lidbury, J.A., Cook, A.K., Steiner, J.M. :
Hepatic encephalopathy in dogs and cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) :, 2016. Pubmed reference: 27060899. DOI: 10.1111/vec.12473.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 13 Apr 2016