Changes in respiratory function in Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs with degenerative myelopathy

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Author(s)

    • OYAKE Kanae OYAKE Kanae
    • Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University, 1–1 Yanagido, Gifu 501–1193, Japan
    • SHIBATA Sanae SHIBATA Sanae
    • Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University, 1–1 Yanagido, Gifu 501–1193, Japan|The United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University, 1–1 Yanagido, Gifu 501–1193, Japan
    • SAKAI Hiroki SAKAI Hiroki
    • Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University, 1–1 Yanagido, Gifu 501–1193, Japan|The United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University, 1–1 Yanagido, Gifu 501–1193, Japan
    • SAITO Miyoko SAITO Miyoko
    • Department of Surgery II, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229–8501, Japan
    • YAMATO Osamu YAMATO Osamu
    • Laboratory of Clinical Pathology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, 1–21–24 Kohrimoto, Kagoshima 890–0065, Japan
    • KUSHIDA Kazuya KUSHIDA Kazuya
    • Laboratory of Clinical Pathology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, 1–21–24 Kohrimoto, Kagoshima 890–0065, Japan
    • MAEDA Sadatoshi MAEDA Sadatoshi
    • Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University, 1–1 Yanagido, Gifu 501–1193, Japan|The United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University, 1–1 Yanagido, Gifu 501–1193, Japan
    • KAMISHINA Hiroaki KAMISHINA Hiroaki
    • Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University, 1–1 Yanagido, Gifu 501–1193, Japan|The United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University, 1–1 Yanagido, Gifu 501–1193, Japan

Abstract

<p>Canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) is characterized by progressive degeneration of the spinal cord. Although atrophic changes in the intercostal muscles were previously reported in the late stage of DM in Pembroke Welsh Corgis (PWCs), changes in respiratory function have not yet been examined. In the present study, we performed an arterial blood gas analysis and measured respiratory movements over progressive disease stages to document changes in respiratory function in DM-affected PWCs. We found that respiratory dysfunction progressed during the later stages of DM and correlated with a change in respiratory movement to the abdominal breathing pattern. These results suggested that hypoventilation occurred due to dysfunctional changes in the intercostal muscles and resulted in hypoxemia in the later stages of DM.</p>

Journal

  • Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

    Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 78(8), 1323-1327, 2016

    JAPANESE SOCIETY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005261542
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10796138
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0916-7250
  • NDL Article ID
    027626920
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-350
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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