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Kevin Phipps Visitor Number: 19505 Narcolepsy in Dogs Through the years, several genetic disorders have been diagnosed in animals. These diseases have been studied extensively in order to find their precise causes, as well as what can be done to prevent them. One such disorder is narcolepsy in dogs. Narcolepsy is a neurological condition that disrupts the affected dog’s sleep cycle, specifically causing excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). The disorder can cause instantaneous REM (Rapid eye movement) during the day time. Narcoleptic dogs are constantly tired, regardless of how much they sleep the night before. One of the major symptoms of narcolepsy is cataplexy, a complete loss of muscle function. Sleep paralysis, an inability to talk or move when walking, is also seen in many narcoleptics. This can also include falling asleep in some major cases. Another symptom, hypnotic hallucination, causes a vivid dreamy state often including horrifying visions during daytime sleep episodes. The symptoms occur straight from wakefulness and are often
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2010 for the course ANSC 2400 taught by Professor Parks during the Fall '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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