Laryngeal paralysis in dogs: a review of 23 cases.

C. E. Gaber, T. C. Amis, Richard A Lecouteur

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The medical records of 23 dogs with laryngeal paralysis were reviewed. Although the condition developed mainly in old, large- or giant-breed dogs, a wide range of breeds was involved. The age of affected animals ranged from 7 months to 14 years. Respiratory distress, exercise intolerance, noisy breathing, and hoarse bark were common signs of the paralysis. Laboratory evaluations for hypothyroidism were performed on 11 dogs; only 3 were judged to have primary hypothyroidism. Males, particularly if castrated, were more frequently affected than females. A neurologic examination was performed on 6 dogs; 4 of them were found to have generalized neuromuscular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)


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