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1 June 2018 TREATMENT OF SUSPECTED EXERTIONAL MYOPATHY USING DANTROLENE IN A COYOTE (CANIS LATRANS)
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A 3-yr-old spayed female coyote (Canis latrans) developed clinical signs of exertional myopathy after fighting with a conspecific. A diagnosis of exertional myopathy was made based on physical examination findings, probable myoglobinuria, and elevations in serum creatinine kinase activity, alanine aminotransferase activity, and potassium concentration. Dantrolene, a hydantoin analog, as well as supportive and symptomatic therapies, was used to successfully treat exertional myopathy. This is the first reported use of dantrolene in wildlife or zoo animals.

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Anthony L. Ashley "TREATMENT OF SUSPECTED EXERTIONAL MYOPATHY USING DANTROLENE IN A COYOTE (CANIS LATRANS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 49(2), 508-510, (1 June 2018). https://doi.org/10.1638/2017-0225.1
Accepted: 13 March 2018; Published: 1 June 2018
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