Rare Condition Afflicts Greyhounds

Oct 11, 2017 / In the News

USAgNet (Oct. 11) – Exertional rhabdomyolysis refers to extreme muscle damage that occurs as a result of short, high-intensity workouts. The most common dogs affected would be retired greyhounds and retired sled dogs. It’s important to never let a greyhound run at racing speeds for more than 30 seconds at a time, according to Dr. Drew Sullivan, director of the Medical District Veterinary Clinic, a Chicago-based practice operated by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

http://www.usagnet.com/state_headlines/state_story.php?tble=IL2017&ID=1117

Also in:

* Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; Oct. 15)

http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-exertional-rhabdomyolysis-rare-but-potentially-fatal/article_df34ba3b-99b0-5406-9103-825e78b733f8.html

* News-Gazette (Oct. 15)

http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-10-16/pet-talk-put-the-brakes-ex-racers.html