Disorder - Tremor syndrome with central axonopathyOrgan Systems Involved
Acquired tremor in young adult dogs
A disorder of the brain and spinal cord in which nerves are missing their normal fatty covering and become spontaneously 'excited', causing tremors of the entire body.
This disorder usually develops suddenly in young adult dogs (six months to three years of age). The signs become progressively worse over one to three days and then remain the same until is begun. There is an all-over tremor that can range from mild to so severe that the dog may have difficulty walking. This is called an intention tremor, meaning that it is worse when the animal is excited or tries to perform a specific action (such as eating or walking towards an object). The tremor decreases or disappears when the dog is relaxed or at rest. There are commonly rapid, random eye movements as well.
Dogs at Risk
Tremor syndrome with central axonopathy mostly affects white dogs.
White dog shaker syndrome
Tremor syndrome with central axonopathy
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