Exercise Induced Collapse in Dogs
Exercise Induced Collapse is a genetic condition, predominantly occurring in Labrador Retrievers. Symptoms include muscle weakness, incoordination, and life-threatening collapse when participating in strenuous exercise or activity.
Affected dogs can tolerate mild to moderate exercise, but just 5 to 20 minutes of strenuous activity or extreme excitement can induce weakness or collapse. Dogs affected with exercise induced collapse usually cannot continue with intense retriever training but can live normal lives as house pets.