Severe propofol-associated dystonia in a dog

Ashley E. Mitek, Stuart C. Clark-Price, Jordyn M. Boesch

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A 2-year-old castrated dog was presented for chronic coughing that was evaluated with bronchoscopy following intravenous boluses of propofol. During recovery the dog developed severe rigidity of muscles of the neck and thoracic limbs, which was unresponsive to treatment but subsided over 25 minutes. A presumptive diagnosis of propofol-associated dystonia was made. The clinical characteristics and theorized pathophysiology of propofol-associated dystonia are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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