Electromyography

This service is available at:
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Electromyography (EMG) is a recording of electrical activity within the muscles after placing a small needle electrode into the muscle.  In people, EMG is done fully awake.  Since we cannot explain to animals that they might be a little uncomfortable, this procedure is performed under general anesthesia.

There should be no recordable electrical activity in animals that are asleep and not moving. However, in animals with peripheral nerve or muscle disease, EMG often shows abnormal spontaneous electrical activity.  EMG is used in combination with nerve conduction velocity testing and muscle/nerve biopsies to help diagnose neuromuscular disorders.

24-Hour Emergency & Specialty Referral

Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905

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IVG MetroWest

Natick, MA 01760
508.319.2117

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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Woburn, MA 01801
781.932.5802

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Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.0056

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SAVES

Lebanon, NH 03766
603.306.0007

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General Practice, Emergency & Specialty

Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905

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