Reminder: Login to access new features and members-only content!

Register to be a member of our community. Its easy!

Register a new account

Already a member?

Log In here!


Did you find our content interesting or helpful? Help support the IPFD enhance health, well-being and welfare for dogs everywhere.

Jump to content
  •   Language
  • Sign Up

International Partnership for Dogs - Enhancing Dog Health, Well-Being, and Welfare - Join Us.

Paroxysmal Dyskinesia


Relevance Rating: Unknown, not evaluated or no evidence for test in this breed


Disease Name
Paroxysmal Dyskinesia
Test Type
Genetic Disease/Disorder
Paroxysmal Dyskinesia can sometimes appear to be simmilar to epilepsy. This is due to symptoms including seizure-type movement, full collapse, muscle spasms (though remaining fully conscious and responsive), or relatively mild wobbling and shaking. Frequency, as well as severity/duration of episodes, can vary considerably. Once the episode is over the dog reverts back to normal almost immediately. No apparent signs of disease between episodes, and dogs don't normally suffer a loss of bladder/bowel control after an episode. Age of onset ranges from 2 months to 5 years.
Details 2
Dystonia is defined as a neurological syndrome characterized by involuntary sustained or intermittent muscle contractions causing twisting, often repetitive movements, and postures. Paroxysmal dyskinesias are episodic movement disorders encompassing dystonia, chorea, athetosis, and ballism in conscious individuals... Since these conditions are poorly known in veterinary practice, their prevalence may be underestimated in veterinary medicine. (Richter et al, 2015)
Kolicheski, A.L., Johnson, G.S., Mhlanga-Mutangadura, T., Taylor, J.F., Schnabel, R.D., Kinoshita, T., Murakami, Y., O'Brien, D.P. : A homozygous PIGN missense mutation in Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers with a canine paroxysmal dyskinesia. Neurogenetics :, 2016. Pubmed reference: 27891564. DOI: 10.1007/s10048-016-0502-4.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.