Coonhound Paralysis Rare Complication of Raccoon Encounter

Jul 10, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (July 9) – Dr. Matthew Wallig, a professor emeritus of comparative pathology at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, says that coonhound paralysis (scientific name: acute canine idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis) is “a progressive paralysis disease that can be seen in dogs one to two weeks after being bitten or scratched by a raccoon.”