Evaluation of Dogs with Border Collie Collapse, Including Response to Two Standardized Strenuous Exercise Protocols (Original Study)
From the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (S.T., C.S., L.S.) and the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (T.E.), Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada; the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (K.M., J.M., E.P.); and the Comparative Neuromuscular Laboratory, Department of Pathology, University of California–San Diego, La Jolla, CA (G.D.S.).
AbstractClinical and metabolic variables were evaluated in 13 dogs with border collie collapse (BCC) before, during, and following completion of standardized strenuous exercise protocols. Six dogs participated in a ball-retrieving protocol, and seven dogs participated in a sheep-herding protocol. Findings were compared with 16 normal border collies participating in the same exercise protocols (11 retrieving, five herding). Twelve dogs with BCC developed abnormal mentation and/or an abnormal...Read More