Contacts for the HCM Health Programme
If you have any questions regarding the health programme against HCM you are very welcome to contact one of us:
Åsa Ohlsson Andersson
For Rex breeds:
How to send in results
Please, note that when a cat has an ultrasound examination done within the health programme with the correct form, the vet who performed the examination will send in a copy of the result to PawPeds. However, if your cat was tested outside the health programme, but by a vet who is participating in the health programme, you could yourself send in a copy of the result and have it registered. We prefer to have such copies sent on paper by ordinary mail.
We also register results from vets other than those participating in the health programme, but those we usually will not publish since we can't check the qualifications of such vets and we don't know if they used the same guidelines as the vets in the health programme. Please, send such results on paper by ordinary mail.
The necropsy part of the health programme is unfortunately not all that developed yet. We have only one pathologist participating so far, Erika Karlstam in Sweden. We are working to find some well qualified pathologists in other countries to participate. For the time being we decide on a case to case basis which results we can publish and which we had better not publish. They will all be registered though, as long as they clearly state if the cat was free of HCM, definitely had HCM, or was an equivocal case from a pathology point of view. And of course the pathologist's name and address should be given, and the result should be signed by the pathologist. We prefer to have such copies sent on paper by ordinary mail.
DNA results which were sent to you by email from the lab you can also send by email to us. If you got the result on paper however, we prefer to have the copy on paper and sent by ordinary mail.
For addresses, see below!
Ultrasound and necropsy results, DNA test results for Maine Coons:
DNA test results for Ragdolls: