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Old 03-17-2016, 12:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It's been a long time since this post but after another incident it looks like it is Exertional Rhabdomyolysis

Explanation please Larry.

Treatable? Controllable?
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Re: Possible Seizures

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- sorry to read this....doesn't sound good
- did you get well documented vids ?
- was the behavior confirmed as seizures ?

would also like to hear specifics. never heard of it in canines
- was this diagnosed because of symptoms showing relative to seasonal changes ?

what kind of workups ?
what kind of vet (GP, Diplomate?)
what is your treatment protocol gonna be ?
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I video taped it several months ago. Normally it goes away after a few minutes. It happened again Monday night but after just doing positional stuff, sit stand down look touch place with a ball placed on the ground as an indirect reward. Very mild stuff not physically demanding. He gets pretty intense no matter what we do so that doesn't help. When it happened this time it was not as intense, fairly mild, but did not go away. He is still a little messed up and it can kill him. Most common in horses and greyhounds but in some working dogs also. Waiting on all the blood work to come back to see if there is any damage. Have to just watch him and rest him now. Running hard does not cause it because the body gets the blood flowing which is needed. It's the less strenuous work that actually causes the problem. I'll keep you all posted. It's not common so most vets don't see it. It's why I'm updating. Just in case someone else sees this issue and thinks it's a seizure.
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: Possible Seizures

Larry that sounds serious. That being the case, what are your options for him now? I mean, do you need to lay off working with him and let him be in a more natural drive state? I've seen him work, he's impressive and definitely seems to gravitate towards working in hyperdrive, which is why I asked. I wasn't sure where one goes from here.

You mentioned you videoed it. Since it's often missed and not seizures maybe you'd be inclined to start a fresh post on this with the video of the experience. I'd swear someone else described something like this about 5-6 years ago but did not have an answer for what was going on. I have a feeling it might be a little more common especially because it's easy for people to write off weird behavior in high drive dogs as a byproduct of that.
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Larry that sounds serious. That being the case, what are your options for him now? I mean, do you need to lay off working with him and let him be in a more natural drive state? I've seen him work, he's impressive and definitely seems to gravitate towards working in hyperdrive, which is why I asked. I wasn't sure where one goes from here.

You mentioned you videoed it. Since it's often missed and not seizures maybe you'd be inclined to start a fresh post on this with the video of the experience. I'd swear someone else described something like this about 5-6 years ago but did not have an answer for what was going on. I have a feeling it might be a little more common especially because it's easy for people to write off weird behavior in high drive dogs as a byproduct of that.
I will post it Nicole. Not sure what the outcome will be. I am lucky I did not lose him.
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Fingers, eyes and toes crossed Larry.

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