Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease causing abnormal weakness of certain muscles due to a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles. There is no cure for myasthenia gravis, but treatment can help relieve signs and symptoms, such as weakness of arm or leg muscles, double vision, drooping eyelids, and difficulties with speech, chewing, swallowing and breathing.

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Dog Blood Donations

The University of Melbourne Vet clinic located in Werribee has a dog blood donation bank. You may ask what has this got to do with Myasthenia Gravis! Dogs get Myasthenia and require plasma just like humans. Your dog may be...

Myasthenia in Dogs

Myasthenia gravis is a disorder affecting our canine friends. It is caused by a breakdown of the transmission of impulses from the nerves to the muscles. This keeps the muscles from contracting, causing affected dogs to become weak—the number one...


Common symptoms can include: A drooping eyelid Blurred or double vision Slurred speech Difficulty chewing and swallowing Weakness in the arms and legs Chronic muscle fatigue Difficulty breathing