14 August 1987
Vol 237, Issue 4816

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“El Blanco” Glassauer died of dilated cardiomyopathy associated with taurine deficiency. His owner's desire to prevent others from losing their pets stimulated work elucidating the cause and “cure” for feline dilated cardiomyopathy. A greenish-yellow glow emanates from normal reflective tapetum (left eye); congenital ocular albinism and tapetal absence, unrelated to taurine deficiency, result in reddish glow (right eye). Background: pre- and post-taurine supplementation M-mode echocardiogram from the first case treated. See page 764. [Photograph of “El Blanco” by Cindy Glassauer]