Spontaneous laryngeal paralysis in four white-coated German shepherd dogs

Ridyard, A.E. , Corcoran, B.M., Tasker, S., Willis, R., Welsh, E.M., Demetrtou, J.L. and Griffiths, L.G. (2000) Spontaneous laryngeal paralysis in four white-coated German shepherd dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 41(12), pp. 558-561. (doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2000.tb03153.x) (PMID:11138855)

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Abstract

Four cases of spontaneous laryngeal paralysis in juvenile whitecoated German shepherd dogs are described. The presenting signs were typical for laryngeal paralysis, with stridor present in all four cases. Laryngoscopy revealed bilateral laryngeal paralysis in three cases, and unilateral paralysis in one. Concurrent megaoesophagus was also identified in one dog. All dogs underwent surgical treatment for laryngeal paralysis. Euthanasia was performed in one case due to intractable regurgitation and aspiration pneumonia. A possible association with white coat colour is discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ridyard, Ms Alison
Authors: Ridyard, A.E., Corcoran, B.M., Tasker, S., Willis, R., Welsh, E.M., Demetrtou, J.L., and Griffiths, L.G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Small Animal Practice
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:0022-4510
ISSN (Online):1748-5827

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