General Notices

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BIRMAN BAC

 

The Birman BAC has a new Secretary. Can all judges and show managers please note that the new Secretary of the BAC is:

 

Miss Candice Prowting
19 Barlows Road
Tadley
Hampshire
RG26 3NA

 

birmanbac@gmail.com

BRITISH SHORTHAIR CAT CLUB

 

The British Shorthair Cat Club have added a special side class in honour of Heather Anderson-Carter and in legacy of her prefix the Fraochcait Memorial Class, we would welcome all Heathers friends to  enter and those who would like to donate gifts to winners or sponsorship for the class are more than welcome to do so.

 

BSH Cat Club Committee

BURMESE CAT CLUB

 

The committee of the Burmese Cat Club has decided to undertake a survey into the current health of the Burmese cat.  This is particularly important given the recent decision to allow the GCCF registration of imported cats and the likely decision to allow outcrossing to specified breeds in the future.  Breeders are encouraged to complete the questionnaire.

 

The Burmese Breed in the UK - The Way Forward
Burmese Litter Data Form 1
Burmese Litter Data Form 2

THE EXOTIC CAT SOCIETY

 

Please note that I have taken on the role of Membership Secretary for the Society with immediate effect and can be contacted as follows:

Address:  49 Thirlmere Drive Stowmarket Suffolk IP14 1SF
Tel:      01449 675034
e-mail:   janed55@talktalk.net

Peter Calver
Membership Secretary - Exotic Cat Society

MRS EILEEN FRYER

 

Change of address:

 

11 Pembridge Close
Redditch
B98 0JP
Tel. 01527 521149
GCCF Judge & Show Manager

MR GEORGE GODFREY

 

Woudl show managers please note my new contact details:

 

Flat 0/1. 6. Oatlands  Square
Glasgow

G5 0HF

Tel: 0141 429 7899

Email: georgegodfrey1945@gmail.com or george.godfrey4@virginmedia.com

ANNE-MARIE HEATH
CHANGE OF ADDRESS

 

Mrs. Anne Marie Heath
c/o Mr. James Heath,
24 Hiley Road, 
London, NW10 5PS

PERRI HUTCHISON

 

Please note that I will be getting married on the 14th February 2014 and my new name will be Perri Mansaray.

 

Perri Hutchison

LANGFORD VETERINARY SERVICES
RAGDOLL HCM QUESTIONNAIRE

 

Questionnaire for Ragdoll breeders who have had their cats genetically tested for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)

We are collaborating with the Royal Veterinary College, University of London on a project to follow up Ragdoll cats that have been genetically tested for the HCM mutation. This information will help Ragdoll breeders and owners, as well as vets, to understand what the result of the genetic test means, both for breeding and for risk of developing heart disease. The only way we can do this is with your help. If you are able to complete a short questionnaire, we will be extremely grateful because this information will help Ragdoll cats that have the genetic mutation and may suffer from HCM in the future.

 

How can you help?

If you have had a Ragdoll cat genetically tested for the HCM mutation (R820W) and would like to take part in the survey please use this link.

 


If you would like more information about the survey please email ragdollstudy@gmail.com

 

Thank you in anticipation of your help

Burmese Hypokalaemia
(Familial Episodic Hypokalaemic Polymyopathy)

 

Burmese Hypokalaemia (Familial Episodic Hypokalaemic Polymyopathy) is characterised by episodes of low serum potassium levels and high CPK (an enzyme that indicates muscle damage). Clinical signs include skeletal muscle weakness, which is episodic in nature and can affect the whole animal or may be localised to certain muscles. This is most obvious in the neck muscles, but sometimes occurs in just the limbs. As a result affected cats tend to have problems walking and holding their head correctly.

 

A research team consisting of veterinarians and geneticists from the University of Bristol (Langford), UC Davis, University of Sydney, Massey University and Justus Liebig University have recently identified the genetic mutation responsible for Burmese hypokalaemia, allowing a genetic test to be developed. This is an autosomal recessive disease, meaning that two copies of the mutated gene are required for disease.

 

For more details and how to order a DNA test please visit Langford Veterinary Services

FELINE CORONAVIRUS (FCoV) RESEARCH

 

 

Please visit Langford Veterinary Services for more information.

 

Our study requires tissue samples collected from cats that have died from any cause or disease, and at any age; we are not specifically recruiting FIP cases.

 

Many thanks again for your help with this research. We hope that it will benefit many cats in the future through its findings.

PROGRESSIVE SINGAPURA CAT CLUB

 

The Club is proud to announce that it is now a full Member of the GCCF as from the 23rd October.

 

Marcia Owen

Hon Secretary

RAGDOLL BAC

 

At our Annual voting meeting in December the new Chairman and Secretary were appointed.


The Chairman is now Sally Rainbow Ockwell

sally@aspirata.com


The Secretary is Jennifer Simms
The Cottages
Thorp Perrow
Bedale
Tel: 01677 423449
jen.myzany1@btinternet.com

 

Would all judges and show managers please note the new Secretary and send ALL paperwork to Jennifer

KEITH SCRUTON

 

In view of on-going problems with my British Telecoms email account I now have a new unrelated email address if show managers or others wish to contact me: keithws@outlook.com

SOUTHERN COUNTIES CAT CLUB

 

Due to a technical error we have to re-draw the Sweepstake as the winner had not in fact entered the Sweepstake!    The good news is however that the Sweepstake will be re-drawn at the Club’s AGM, the date of which will be announced shortly and, obviously, this means those of you who entered will have another chance to win.

 

Please try to come along to the AGM – your views are welcome and we can always discuss them – and we do a nice lunch too! 

 

Pat Norman
Hon Secretary and Show Manager

TURKISH BAC

 

Can all judges and show managers please note that the new Secretary of the BAC is:

The Turkish BAC has a new Chairperson & Secretary, as follows:

 

Chairperson :  Sally Rainbow-Ockwell – sallly@aspirata.com

Secretary : Candice Prowting – turkishbac@gmail.com