ABSTRACT: Myasthenia gravis is a relatively common neurological disease affecting the neuromuscular transmission in dogs. Patients with myasthenia gravis often develop secondary pathologies that hugely affect prognosis. Due to this, myasthenic patients require intensive supportive care. This article discusses the causes, diagnosis, treatment and nursing consideration of the myasthenic patient, in order to better patient outcomes.


Ilaria Vercesi BSc(Hons) RVN, RCH

Ilaria qualified as a veterinary nurse from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2015. She holds a Level 3 Certificate in canine hydrotherapy. Ilaria currently works in the Neurology and Rehabilitation department at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

Email: ivercesi2@rvc.ac.uk

Keywords: neurology nursing; myasthenia gravis; megaoesophagus; aspiration
pneumonia; nursing care; rehabilitation 

To cite this article:  Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 36 (10) • October 2021 pp298-301

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