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Motor nerve conduction velocity and latency in the dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  525865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Supramaximal percutaneous nerve stimulation was used in motor nerve conduction velocity studies conducted in ten middle-aged, clinically normal dogs. Dogs were separated into two groups; dogs in one group weighted less than or equal to 7.5 kg and dogs in the other group weighted greater than or equal to 15.9 kg. Mean values and SEM were recorded for radial (72.1 +/- 1.9 m/s), median 65.6 +/- 2.1 m/s), ulnar (58.9 +/- 1.0 m/s), tibial (68.2 +/- 1.4 m/s), and peroneal (79.8 +/- 1.8 m/s) nerves. Values for latency, amplitude, and duration for proximal and distal evoked potentials were recorded. Analysis of mean nerve conduction velocity values for all nerves between the two groups indicated no statistical difference (P greater than 0.05). However, the two groups were statistically different (P less than 0.05) when values for distal latency and measurements of nerve length were compared. These data suggest that if latency is substituted for velocity measurements, various populations of dogs must be considered to clarify interpretation.
T L Walker; R W Redding; K G Braund
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of veterinary research     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0002-9645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Vet. Res.     Publication Date:  1979 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-27     Completed Date:  1980-03-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375011     Medline TA:  Am J Vet Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1433-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dogs / physiology*
Electromyography / veterinary
Evoked Potentials
Median Nerve / physiology
Motor Neurons / physiology*
Neural Conduction*
Peroneal Nerve / physiology
Radial Nerve / physiology
Spinal Nerves / physiology
Tibial Nerve / physiology
Ulnar Nerve / physiology

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