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Small Animal Neurology
Extreme generalised muscular stiffness in young labrador retrievers
  1. An Vanhaesebrouck1,
  2. Nicholas Granger2 and
  3. Laurent Garosi3
  1. Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES
  2. Oncovet, Avenue Paul Langevin, 59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
  3. Davies Veterinary Specialists, Manor Farm Business Park, Higham Gobion, Hertfordshire SG5 3HR
  1. e-mail: av354{at}cam.ac.uk e-mail: ngranger{at}oncovet.net e-mail: lsg{at}vetspecialists.co.uk

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A NOVEL movement disorder characterised by extreme generalised stiffness has recently been recognised in related labrador retrievers in the UK (Vanhaesebrouck and others 2011). This disease appears to be emerging, since new cases continue to be diagnosed.

Most dogs have been presented to orthopaedists or described by their owners as ‘lame’, although the disease is primarily neurological. All dogs so far diagnosed have been …

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