Anticonvulsant responsive, episodic movement disorder in a German shorthaired pointer

J Small Anim Pract. 2008 Aug;49(8):405-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2008.00540.x. Epub 2008 Jul 8.


An episodic movement disorder is described in a young German shorthaired pointer. Movement disorders are rare, but well-described, neurological conditions in human beings. An attempt is made to classify this disorder using current human guidelines. Unlike previously described movement disorders in dogs, this case responded very well to two commonly used anticonvulsant therapies, suggesting that trial therapy with these drugs is worthwhile in similar cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anticonvulsants / administration & dosage*
  • Bromides / administration & dosage*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dog Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Dogs
  • Dyskinesias / drug therapy
  • Dyskinesias / veterinary*
  • Male
  • Phenobarbital / administration & dosage*
  • Potassium Compounds / administration & dosage*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anticonvulsants
  • Bromides
  • Potassium Compounds
  • potassium bromide
  • Phenobarbital