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MYASTHENIA GRAVIS IN A LABRADOR RETRIEVER DOG – CASE PRESENTATION

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXIV, Issue 2
Written by Laura DARIE, Cristina FERNOAGĂ

The patient, Labrador Retriever, male, eight years old, was presented at veterinary doctor showing muscle weakness, walked heavily on hind limbs and muscle contractions. The first signs of muscle weakness appeared five months ago, they have progressively worsened and 14 days before the consult it stopped barking. No changes were observed in biochemical and hematological blood tests as well as imagistic examinations, but the neurological examination revealed the decrease of spinal reflexes in all four limbs. Myasthenia gravis was suspected and the diagnosis was based on clinical signs and the favorable response to administration of neostigmine 1mg / kg intravenously.

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