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    DefaultLab Breathing problem, and rear legs

    I have a 2 year old yellow lab, i noticed about a week ago he really had a shortness of breath and was really panting alot after we threw the bumper, 10 times or so, i thought maybe it was because of the heat becuase he got hosed off, came in the house and was fine after a bit. Well i had him out tonight and we played for a bit in the field he was really hot and panting so i thought id let him lay in the water and cool off. He just layed there, almost fell over a few times. and then wouldnt get up to leave, his panting was under control but he is having trouble walking. He is staggering a bit and limping, he isnt not wimpering or biting at his hips though. Any ideas, he does not appear to be in any pain. He is laying in the bedroom, and im not sure what to do. I cant afford to take him in and spend a grand on xrays and whatnot. a couple hundred dollar visit i can handle. Any ideas or input.

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    Yes, I agree with Kiddsmom. Please be very careful in hot weather, Labs do not know their limits and will keep going and going and going.

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    DefaultRe: Lab Breathing problem, and rear legs

    I also thought of EIC. The problems walking sound especially like that.

    This link discusses genetic testing for EIC:

    http://www.thelabradorclub.com/subpa...news.php?nid=2
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    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    DefaultRe: Lab Breathing problem, and rear legs

    I thought of EIC also. But if it was really hot, it could be that he was overheated. Labs can get heat stroke easlity if exercised too much in hot humid weather.

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    How is his weight?
    The EIC test will be available very soon... I heard as early as one more week. Here is the website for the U of MN who did much of the research and is setting up a lab now to run the tests commercially. http://www.cvm.umn.edu/VBS/Faculty_B.../eic/home.html

    I'd start there, but I'd also have a good vet check done. If your vet isn't a really avid sports type vet, a board cert'd cardiologist would be a good route. I'd be interested in knowing what the heart sounds like.

    If you have the pedigree handy, I'd be curious to see that (by PM or email). Anne

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    http://www.vdl.umn.edu/img/assets/9388/EIC_7-14-08.pdf

    Here is the form to download for EIC.... they aren't ready for samples yet, but it sure is looking like it's coming soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbbmom
    Yes, I agree with Kiddsmom. Please be very careful in hot weather, Labs do not know their limits and will keep going and going and going.
    I agree with Kiddsmom too.

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