Acute Idiopathic Polyradiculoneuritis in dogs

by Ryan Wharton BSc(Hons) Vet Phys MNAVP Acute Idiopathic Polyradiculoneuritis is a very uncommon neurological condition which can be seen in small animals, which can result in tetraparesis resulting in their mobility temporarily diminished. What Is Acute Idiopathic Polyradiculoneuritis? Acute idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis (AIPRN) or “coonhound paralysis” is the most frequently identified acute generalised peripheral neuropathy in dogs worldwide. It is characterised by the acute onset of paresis or paralysis of lower motor neurons (LMN) which develops within 24 to 72 hours (Martinez-Anton, 2018). It is a disease that affects the axon and myelin sheath of the ventral nerve roots, spinal...

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