Korean J Vet Res.  2013 Dec;53(4):265-267.

Brainstem auditory evoked potential findings in a French bulldog with bilaterally congenital sensorineural deafness

Affiliations
  • 1Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763, Korea. kangbt@cbu.ac.kr
  • 2Research Institute of Life Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 660-701, Korea.
  • 3Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32615, USA.

Abstract

A 3-month-old, intact male French bulldog was suspected of deafness. The dog was irresponsive to environmental noises generated out of sight, but normal responses were noted for visual stimuli. No abnormalities were observed on the neurological, otoscopic, radiographic, and blood examinations. To diagnose the apparent deafness, brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) was recorded in the presented dog together with a normal dog. While the BAEP from the control dog showed a normal wave consisting of 5 peaks, absence of all peaks was noted in the suspected deaf dog. Therefore the dog was definitively diagnosed as bilaterally congenital sensorineural deafness.

Keyword

brainstem auditory evoked potential; congenital sensorineural deafness; French bulldog

MeSH Terms

Animals
Brain Stem*
Deafness*
Dogs
Evoked Potentials, Auditory, Brain Stem*
Humans
Infant
Male
Noise
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