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Vet Pathol. 1977 Mar;14(2):103-12.

Polioencephalomalacia of dogs with thiamine deficiency.


A naturally occurring neurological disease occurred in six dogs fed cooked meat. Clinical signs were anorexia, progressive spastic paraparesis, recumbency, convulsions and death. The disease was characterized by bilaterally symmetrical spongy change and necrosis of brainstem nuclei with a lesion distribution pattern similar to that in thiamine deficient foxes and cats. An associated thiamine deficiency was evidenced by decreased thiamine levels in the blood of one dog and in the food of another, and rapid remission of clinical signs in a dog given thiamine hydrochloride. Thermal destruction of thiamine through cooking of the foods probably caused the dietary deficiency.

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