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Feline dysautonomia is a rare autonomic neuropathy of unknown cause, that has already been reported in Europe, the United States and Brazil. Cats usually show nonspecific clinical signs that are associated with autonomic dysfunction of the nervous system. The diagnosis is based on the clinical...

Author(s)
Schaefer, G. da C.; Gerardi, D. G.; Castro, N. B.; Guimarães, L. L. B.; Sonne, L.; Costa, F. V. A. da
Publisher
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Faculdade de Veterinária, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Citation
Acta Scientiae Veterinariae, 2016, 44, Supplement, pp 173
Abstract

This article presents a clinical case of feline dysautonomia (Key-Gaskell syndrome) in a three-year-old male domestic short-haired cat. This disease is rather rare and was first recognized by Key and Gaskell in the United Kingdom in 1982. The animal showed neurological symptoms affecting both the...

Author(s)
Gerlatzek, A.; Bausch, M.; Weiss, A.; Burkhardt, E.
Publisher
Schlutersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Kleintierpraxis, 2011, 56, 9, pp 473-481
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Case summary: An 11-year-old female spayed domestic shorthair cat was referred to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, USA for suspected dysautonomia based on weight loss, vomiting and referral radiographs that showed severe dilation of the esophagus, stomach and entire gastrointestinal tract....

Author(s)
Ambrosini, Y. M.; Johnson, K. A.; Matthews, M.; Sato, A. F.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2018, 4, 2, pp 2055116918810897
Abstract

Feline dysautonomia is characterized by degeneration of the neurons in the nervous ganglia that results in clinical signs related to dysfunction of the autonomic nervous systems. The cause is unknown and has a poor prognosis and no definitive treatment available. The purpose of this study is to...

Author(s)
Torres, B. B. J.; Martins, G. de C.; Martins, B. de C.; Ferian, P. E.; Rachid, M. A.; Melo, E. G. de
Publisher
Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil
Citation
Archives of Veterinary Science, 2012, 17, Suplemento, pp 254-257
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Feline dysautonomia is a devastating disease characterized by neuronal degeneration in autonomic ganglia that results in clinical signs related to dysfunction of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The cause is unknown and this disease has a poor prognosis and no definitive...

Author(s)
Torres, B. B. J.; Martins, G. C.; Ferian, P. E.; Martins, B. C.; Rachid, M. A.; Melo, E. G.
Publisher
FEPMVZ - Editora, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Citation
Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, 2014, 66, 4, pp 1046-1050
Abstract

Dysautonomia is caused by degeneration of the autonomic ganglia. Failure of the autonomic system affecting the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts can cause oesophageal distension and/or dysfunction, gastric and bowel distension and hypomotility, and urinary bladder distension. The aim of this...

Author(s)
Novellas, R.; Simpson, K. E.; Gunn-Moore, D. A.; Hammond, G. J. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2010, 12, 8, pp 584-591
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Dysautonomia of domestic animals is pathologically characterized by chromatolytic degeneration of the neurons in the autonomic nervous ganglia that results in clinical signs related to dysfunction or failure of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The exact cause is unknown. It has...

Author(s)
Kidder, A. C.; Johannes, C.; O'Brien, D. P.; Harkin, K. R.; Schermerhorn, T.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2008, 10, 2, pp 130-136
Abstract

This article presents a confirmed outbreak of feline dysautonomia (Key-Gaskell syndrome) in a closed colony of pet cats [date not given]. Cats were initially presented with regurgitation and dysphagia. Histological examination of thoracic and abdominal ganglia from cases at post-mortem examination...

Author(s)
Cave, T. A.; Knottenbelt, C.; Mellor, D. J.; Liddon, M.; Reid, S. W. J.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2001, 149, 25, pp 779
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Author(s)
Dean, E.
Publisher
Conférence nationale des vétérinaires spécialisés en petits animaux, Paris, France
Citation
Pratique Médicale & Chirurgicale de l'Animal de Compagnie, 2000, 35, Numero Spec., pp 623-626
Abstract

There is growing evidence that equine dysautonomia is a toxicoinfection with Clostridium botulinum type C. The possibility that feline dysautonomia has the same aetiology was investigated by attempting to detect botulinum type C neurotoxin in the food, faeces and the contents of the ileum of...

Author(s)
Nunn, F.; Cave, T. A.; Knottenbelt, C.; Poxton, I. R.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2004, 155, 4, pp 111-115

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