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Acute polymyopathy after carbamate poisoning in a dog
  1. K McEntee,
  2. L Poncelet,
  3. C Clercx and
  4. M Henroteaux
  1. Small Animal Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Sart Tilman, Belgium.


The acute polymyopathy in a seven-year-old German shepherd dog was attributed to the muscular hypertonia, tremors and seizures which developed during the acute phase of carbamate poisoning. After two days of generalised muscular rigidity, the dog adopted a characteristic fetal position which could be explained by the imbalance between the injuries to the extensor and flexor muscles. The polymyopathy resolved gradually over the course of a week.

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