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Approach to canine paroxysmal dyskinesias

Posporis, C; Wyatt, S; Wessmann, A


C Posporis

S Wyatt

A Wessmann


The term ‘paroxysmal dyskinesia’ (PD) describes a manifestation of involuntary movement or muscle tone,
which by definition is episodic in nature and self-limiting. The PDs remain poorly understood and frequently
under-recognised conditions in veterinary patients. The purpose of this article is to review the basic classification and principles of recognition and diagnosis of PDs. This article introduces some of the breed-specific PDs, as well as the treatment/management options available and expected outcomes.


Posporis, C., Wyatt, S., & Wessmann, A. (2018). Approach to canine paroxysmal dyskinesias. Companion Animal, 23(5),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2018
Publication Date May 2, 2018
Deposit Date May 9, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 10, 2019
Journal Companion Animal
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 5
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