Spontaneous laryngeal paralysis in four white-coated German shepherd dogs

A. E. Ridyard, B. M. Corcoran, S. Tasker, R. Willis, E. M. Welsh, J. L. Demetriou, L. G. Griffiths

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Four cases of spontaneous laryngeal paralysis in juvenile white-coated German shepherd dogs are described. The presenting signs were typical for laryngeal paralysis, with stridor present in all four cases. Laryngoscopy revealed bilateral laryngeal paralysis in three cases, and unilateral paralysis in one. Concurrent megaoesophagus was also identified in one dog. All dogs underwent surgical treatment for laryngeal paralysis. Euthanasia was performed in one case due to intractable regurgitation and aspiration pneumonia. A possible association with white coat colour is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-561
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals


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