Hereditary Muscle Disease (Non-inflammatory Myopathy) in Labrador Retrievers
Treating this type of myopathy is non-specific and directed towards alleviating the symptoms. To improve muscle strength, for example, L-carnitine supplements are given to the dog.
Living and Management
Prognosis for Labradors with this form of myopathy is variable; however, most clinical signs stabilize once the dog reaches about one year of age. Do not place your Labrador in cold areas, as it may exacerbate the symptoms. In addition, due to the genetic nature of this disease, your veterinarian may recommend against breeding the dog, its parents, or littermates.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A condition of the muscles in which they are diseased
A substance that causes chemical change to another
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
The term used to describe the movement of an animal
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