Episodic cerebellar dysfunction in a bichon frise: a canine case of episodic ataxia?
Article first published online: 9 JUN 2010
© 2010 British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Volume 51, Issue 8, pages 444–446, August 2010
How to Cite
Hopkins, A. L. and Clarke, J. (2010), Episodic cerebellar dysfunction in a bichon frise: a canine case of episodic ataxia?. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 51: 444–446. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2010.00955.x
- Issue published online: 29 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 9 JUN 2010
- Accepted: 7 April 2010; Published online: 9 June 2010
A four-year-old neutered male bichon frise was presented for the evaluation of chronic, progressive yet episodic neurological dysfunction that was predominantly cerebellar in nature. Diagnostic testing including haematology, serum chemistry, magnetic resonance imaging, cerebrospinal fluid analysis and urine organic acid screening was normal. Trial therapies with phenobarbital, prednisone and acetazolamide were unsuccessful. Treatment with 4-aminopyridine led to complete resolution of the signs.