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    Did your your vet run bloods? If rhabdomyolysis...

    Did your your vet run bloods? If rhabdomyolysis is occuring then there would be an elevation showing in levels of creatine phosphokinase - this indicates muscle damage of some sort.
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    My nine year old lab has had chronic pancreatitis...

    My nine year old lab has had chronic pancreatitis for several years. Pancreatitis can be life-threatening so it vital to feed an extremely low fat diet. I eventually had to resort to a home-cooked...
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    This sounds like it could be either a partial...

    This sounds like it could be either a partial seizure or a movement disorder (paroxysmal dyskinesia). Unfortunately at this time there is not a specific diagnostic test for either of these...
  4. This is a link to a video clip of my BLM who...

    This is a link to a video clip of my BLM who suffers from "atypical" collapse as is being researched at Minnesota - hope it may be useful.
    http://youtu.be/MdifQO2qevg
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    My lab recently had blood allergy tests done. ...

    My lab recently had blood allergy tests done. The basic allergy test showed that he definitely had an allergy of some kind.

    The outdoor panel came back clear (pollens, grasses, etc).

    We...
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    Canine Epilepsy

    Interesting new development - a vest which can predict seizures in epileptic dogs
    http://www.mndaily.com/2012/04/04/u-research-helps-predict-and-control-seizures-epileptic-dogs
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    Definitely No, No No !!!!

    Definitely No, No No !!!!
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    Thank you Katie - I feel sure my friend will be...

    Thank you Katie - I feel sure my friend will be relieved by your response.
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    Thank you for your responses - I will pass your...

    Thank you for your responses - I will pass your comments on to my friend.
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    Thank you - I will pass that info on. Anybody...

    Thank you - I will pass that info on.
    Anybody else with experience of this?
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    Katie Minor - EIC Question

    A question that I hope Katie may be able to answer for a friend of mine -

    Does being EIC "affected" put a dog at any increased risk for general anaesethetic?
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    It used to be thought that pro-biotics should not...

    It used to be thought that pro-biotics should not be given until a course of antibiotics was finished.
    But my vet has told me that current thinking is that it is fine to give pro-biotics during the...
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    I can't honestly comment as to whether a very low...

    I can't honestly comment as to whether a very low fat diet could affect your dog's performance. My dog doesn't work. But with pancreatitis, keeping to a low fat diet can make the difference between...
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    Once a dog has had an attack of pancreatitis it...

    Once a dog has had an attack of pancreatitis it is are more prone to have further attacks - so you need to keep your dogs diet very low in any kind of fat (it doesn't matter whether it be pork,...
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    Is there any way we can access this article...

    Is there any way we can access this article Katie? On "googling" it would seem that it is subscription only.
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    It is sad, and yet so obvious - that...

    It is sad, and yet so obvious - that "labradoodles" will ultimately inherit genetic problems from both gene pools.
    Yes - theoretically a first cross should be OK (provided both parents are fully...
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    Did they test for Campylobacter? About 3 yrs...

    Did they test for Campylobacter?

    About 3 yrs ago my male black lab had two very bad episodes of haemorrhagic gastro enteritis. There was no obvious reason for the first attack. He seemed to make...
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    I reckon you hit the nail right on the head there...

    I reckon you hit the nail right on the head there Pippa ;)

    Hope you find the info you are seeking for your CNM item - and again, congrats on your EIC article. I've been telling US lab folk just...
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    Thank you for the update Katie. Interesting re...

    Thank you for the update Katie.
    Interesting re the low number of genetically "affected" Curlies that are experiencing collapses!
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    No - an affected to a clear would give 100%...

    No - an affected to a clear would give 100% carrier offspring. No clears and no affected.
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    Yes - though personally I would recommend U of M

    Yes - though personally I would recommend U of M
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    Were both tests done at the U of M? If so,...

    Were both tests done at the U of M?
    If so, then I would contact Katie Minor who may be able to throw some light on this.
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    As far as EIC is concerned, here in the UK, most...

    As far as EIC is concerned, here in the UK, most breeders are just burying their heads in the sand and not acknowledging that there is a problem with EIC!
    The EIC gene is mainly in British show...
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    You beat me to it Katie ;) :D The video link...

    You beat me to it Katie ;) :D

    The video link that Katie gives shows Monty my 6 yr old lab who began having these collapsing episodes at the age of 2 - his most recent being just 3 weeks ago.
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    Katie - could you please explain what you mean by...

    Katie - could you please explain what you mean by this (for the benefit of us unscientific morals;-)
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