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Canine neurology
Paroxysmal dyskinesia in the bichon frise
  1. Mark Lowrie and
  2. Artur S. P. Varejão
  1. Dovecote Veterinary Hospital, 5 Delven Lane, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2LJ
  1. e-mail: mark.lowrie{at}

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We are seeking EDTA blood samples from bichon frises with suspected paroxysmal dyskinesia as well as normal bichon frises without the condition, for the purpose of developing a genetic test.

Paroxysmal dyskinesias are a group of movement disorders characterised by episodes of abnormal movement interspersed by long periods of normal behaviour. These abnormal involuntary movements may resemble epileptic seizures, …

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