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Electrodiagnostic examination of the tibial nerve in clinically normal ferrets.

Bianchi E, Callegari D, Ravera M, Dondi M - Vet Med Int (2010)

Bottom Line: The minimum latency of the F waves and the F ratio were, respectively, 8.49 +/- 0.65 ms and 1.92 +/- 0.17.Onset latency of CDP was 1.99 +/- 0.03 ms.These tests may help in diagnosing neuromuscular disorders and in better characterizing the hindlimb paresis reported in many ferrets with systemic illnesses.

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Affiliation: Animal Health Department, University of Parma, Via del Taglio 10, 43126 Parma, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Tibial nerves of 10 normal domestic ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) were evaluated by means of electrodiagnostic tests: motor nerve conduction studies (MNCSs), supramaximal repetitive nerve stimulation (SRNS), F waves, and cord dorsum potentials (CDPs). Values of conduction velocity, proximal and distal compound muscular action potentials, and amplitudes of MNCS were, respectively, 63.25 +/- 7.56 m/sec, 10.79 +/- 2.75 mV, and 13.02 +/- 3.41 mV. Mean decrements in amplitude and area of compound muscular action potentials of wave 9 with low frequency SRNS were 0.3 +/- 3.83% and 0.1 +/- 3.51%. The minimum latency of the F waves and the F ratio were, respectively, 8.49 +/- 0.65 ms and 1.92 +/- 0.17. Onset latency of CDP was 1.99 +/- 0.03 ms. These tests may help in diagnosing neuromuscular disorders and in better characterizing the hindlimb paresis reported in many ferrets with systemic illnesses.

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MNCS of the left sciatic-tibial nerve on ferret N.2. 2 ms/Div; 5 mV/Div.
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fig2: MNCS of the left sciatic-tibial nerve on ferret N.2. 2 ms/Div; 5 mV/Div.

Mentions: The CMAP waveform was characterized by a biphasic shape with initial negativity (Figure 2). Conduction velocity, proximal, and distal CMAP amplitudes of MNCS of sciatic-tibial nerve were respectively 63.25 ± 7.56 m/sec, 10.79 ± 2.75 mV, and 13.02 ± 3.41 mV (Table 1).


Electrodiagnostic examination of the tibial nerve in clinically normal ferrets.

Bianchi E, Callegari D, Ravera M, Dondi M - Vet Med Int (2010)

MNCS of the left sciatic-tibial nerve on ferret N.2. 2 ms/Div; 5 mV/Div.
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fig2: MNCS of the left sciatic-tibial nerve on ferret N.2. 2 ms/Div; 5 mV/Div.
Mentions: The CMAP waveform was characterized by a biphasic shape with initial negativity (Figure 2). Conduction velocity, proximal, and distal CMAP amplitudes of MNCS of sciatic-tibial nerve were respectively 63.25 ± 7.56 m/sec, 10.79 ± 2.75 mV, and 13.02 ± 3.41 mV (Table 1).

Bottom Line: The minimum latency of the F waves and the F ratio were, respectively, 8.49 +/- 0.65 ms and 1.92 +/- 0.17.Onset latency of CDP was 1.99 +/- 0.03 ms.These tests may help in diagnosing neuromuscular disorders and in better characterizing the hindlimb paresis reported in many ferrets with systemic illnesses.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Animal Health Department, University of Parma, Via del Taglio 10, 43126 Parma, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Tibial nerves of 10 normal domestic ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) were evaluated by means of electrodiagnostic tests: motor nerve conduction studies (MNCSs), supramaximal repetitive nerve stimulation (SRNS), F waves, and cord dorsum potentials (CDPs). Values of conduction velocity, proximal and distal compound muscular action potentials, and amplitudes of MNCS were, respectively, 63.25 +/- 7.56 m/sec, 10.79 +/- 2.75 mV, and 13.02 +/- 3.41 mV. Mean decrements in amplitude and area of compound muscular action potentials of wave 9 with low frequency SRNS were 0.3 +/- 3.83% and 0.1 +/- 3.51%. The minimum latency of the F waves and the F ratio were, respectively, 8.49 +/- 0.65 ms and 1.92 +/- 0.17. Onset latency of CDP was 1.99 +/- 0.03 ms. These tests may help in diagnosing neuromuscular disorders and in better characterizing the hindlimb paresis reported in many ferrets with systemic illnesses.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus