The use of botulinum toxin for the treatment of generalized myoclonus in a dog.

Abstract

A 13 mo old spayed female mixed-breed dog presented in a nonambulatory state that was attributed to severe myoclonus secondary to distemper. The authors hypothesized that mitigating the myoclonus would help the dog become ambulatory and expedite convalescence. They injected the severely affected muscles with botulinum toxin on two separate occasions over a period of 18 days. Those injections reduced the myoclonus, helping the dog become ambulatory and attaining a comfortable, functional state.

DOI: 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-5786

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@article{Schubert2013TheUO, title={The use of botulinum toxin for the treatment of generalized myoclonus in a dog.}, author={Tom Schubert and Roger M. Clemmons and Sarita Miles and William Draper}, journal={Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association}, year={2013}, volume={49 2}, pages={122-7} }