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Saturday, August 12 • 9:10am - 10:00am
Shakes, tremors and twitches II: Update on therapy for movement disorders

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Movement Disorders, or Paroxysmal Dyskinesias, are being described with increasing frequency in dogs, and may begin to fall into “groups” based on clinical signs, triggers, progression, duration, and frequency of episodes.
None of the canine disorders described seem to fit well into the human category of paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia, and sometimes triggers are hard to identify in dogs. As more syndromes are described, clinically useful categories of disease may start to be developed based on clinical presentation. However, with the rapid increase in our understanding of the genetic basis of canine neurologic disorders, it is reasonable to hope that these diseases will be classified according to their mutation, and the pathophysiologic mechanism underlying them, in the near future.
The goal for the control of tremors in small animals is to determine the etiology, remove any inciting cause (toxin or iatrogenic), and provide immediate and prolonged symptomatic relief for acquired diseases. A number of treatments for essential chronic tremor disorders have been proposed for people, with varying results.
This lecture will provide an update  on the Diagnostic Approach and recommended Treatments for movement disorders in dogs.

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Richard LeCouteur

Richard A. LeCouteur, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM(Neurology), Diplomate ECVN. Dr. LeCouteur graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, in 1975. After a year in private small animal practice in Sydney, Australia, he completed an Internship and Residency... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 9:10am - 10:00am AEST
Room 5