Katie Minor, a scientist with the Canine Genetics Lab talks about exercise-induced collapse

“Typically the first sign of EIC is wobbliness in the rear limbs. If you don’t stop the dog, they can lose balance and the legs can become temporarily paralyzed. Usually they recover in about a half-hour, but if they’re not stopped they can die. Once thought to be ‘hunting dog hypoglycemia’ or dogs that were heat-intolerant, EIC is now preventable through genetic testing and planned matings.”


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