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Companion Animal Practice
Differential diagnosis of collapse in the dog
  1. Jon Wray

    Jon Wray graduated from Bristol in 1996. After two years in mixed practice in Bath, he returned to Bristol to complete a residency in small animal medicine. In 2001, he joined Willows Referral Service in Solihull where he helped to develop an expanding referral caseload in internal medicine and provided medical support for other referral disciplines. In 2004, he joined the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket to establish a referral service in canine internal medicine. He holds the RCVS certificate in small animal medicine and is currently studying for the RCVS diploma in small animal medicine.

2. Neuromuscular causes


PART 1 of this three-part series (In Practice, January 2005, pp 16–28) described an aetiological and investigative approach to the collapsing dog. This article considers some of the neuromuscular causes of acute or episodic collapse, while Part 3, to be published in the next issue, will review cardiovascular and miscellaneous causes of collapse.

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