Two cases of acute polyradiculoneuritis in dogs consuming a raw poultry diet

Se Hoon Kim, Seo In Choi, Kun Ho Song, Kyoung Won Seo

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A 9-year-old female mixed-breed dog presented with ascending flaccid tetraparesis, and a 5-year-old castrated male Poodle dog presented with ventroflexion of neck, dysphonia, and hindlimb weakness, which progressed to acute ascending tetraparesis. Both dogs were fed raw poultry for over 9 and 5 years, respectively. Blood examination and other test results were normal or unrelated to the present case. Fecal polymerase chain reaction analysis in the Poodle dog was positive for Clostridium perfringens and Campylobacter jejuni. Tetraparesis improved with supportive care in both dogs. Human IV immunoglobulin was only administered to the Poodle dog, which showed a shorter recovery (12 days compared to 34 days in the mixed-breed dog). Both dogs returned to normal conditions eventually.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-468
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute polyradiculoneuritis
  • Ascending low motor neuron tetraparesis
  • Campylobacter
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Human intravenous immunoglobulin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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