Korean J Vet Res > Volume 58(4); 2018 > Article
Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2018;58(4):219-221.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2018.58.4.219    Published online February 1, 2019.
Inherited retinal degeneration in a Bengal cat
Manbok Jeong1, Kristina Narfstrom2
1I Animal Medical Center
2Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
Abstract
A 2-year-old intact female Bengal cat was presented with a 6-month history of visual impairment. The cat manifested bilateral negative menace responses and dazzle reflexes and sluggish pupillary light reflexes. Bilateral fundus changes included generalized tapetal hyperreflectivity, advanced retinal vascular attenuation, and increased pallor of the optic disc. A diagnosis of bilateral retinal degeneration was made. The clinical findings suggest that the investigated Bengal cat was most likely to have an inherited retinal degeneration. Further studies of the Bengal cat breed are needed to determine the prevalence of inherited retinal degeneration in this breed in Korea.
Key Words: Bengal cat, inherited retinal degeneration, pupillary light reflex, vision disorders
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