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In dogs affected with Myotonia Congenital (MC) part of the skeletal muscle chloride channels are unable to fully open.
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In dogs affected with Myotonia Congenital (MC) part of the skeletal muscle chloride channels are unable to fully open. The result is a delay in skeletal muscle relaxation, frequent contraction and muscle hypertrophy.
Dogs suffering from Myotonia Congenital show a stiff gait especially at the onset of movement and during rapid changes in posture (turning quickly, falling). The symptoms may diminish with exercise. Other symptoms are severe skeletal muscle hypertrophy, difficulty rising, increased respiratory sounds, difficulty swallowing, and hypersalivation. The symptoms start at a young age.
Pubmed ID: 17552451
Omia ID: 698