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This is a Neuromuscular condition.

Myasthenia Gravis Like Syndrome

What is Myasthenia Gravis Like Syndrome?

This is a disease characterized by episodes of exercise intolerance and weakness; some forms have been shown to respond to medical treatment. Though it can be seen across a wide range of breeds, our genetic understanding of the condition is more limited. Affected puppies can usually play or run for up to a half hour, after which their strides get progressively shorter and the dog collapses. After resting, dogs show no ill effects.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

Affected puppies had poor coordination, decreased reflexes and collapse.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs first appear in young puppies.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing, blood work, neurological tests, and clinical signs can be used to diagnose this condition.

How is this condition treated?

This is a lifelong condition that showed poor response to medical treatments.