Respiratory failure in a French Bulldog with suspected acute polyradiculoneuropathy

Lloyd, F., Gonzalo Nadal, V., Stalin, C. and Murison, P. (2021) Respiratory failure in a French Bulldog with suspected acute polyradiculoneuropathy. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 9(1), e9. (doi: 10.1002/vrc2.9)

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A 3‐year‐old male neutered French Bulldog presented with acute respiratory failure following a period of progressive non‐ambulatory tetraparesis and generalised reduced muscle tone and spinal reflexes. Acute idiopathic polyradiculoneuropathy was suspected. Deep sedation and mechanical ventilation were required for a 40‐h period, after which the dog was successfully weaned off mechanical ventilation. Two earlier attempts to wean were unsuccessful due to ongoing intercostal muscular paresis and, hence, hypercapnia. Non‐ambulatory tetraparesis remained with progressively improving muscular tone and mobility up to discharge from hospital 10 days following admission. Clinical management of the respiratory failure is described in detail and is the focus of this report.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murison, Professor Pamela and Stalin, Mrs Catherine and Gonzalo Nadal, Veronica and Lloyd, Ffion
Authors: Lloyd, F., Gonzalo Nadal, V., Stalin, C., and Murison, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record Case Reports
ISSN (Online):2052-6121
Published Online:05 January 2021

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