Clare Rusbridge is beginning to investigate compulsive disorders e.g. fly catching, shadow chasing, tail chasing, and star gazing. If any of your dogs, or any dogs you know, exhibit any of the symptoms, information would be greatly appreciated. All you have to do is fill out a questionnaire and return it to Dr. Rusbridge at: CRusbridge@goddardv etgroup.co. uk
Here is a little more info on the disorder from Clare:
Neurologist Clare Rusbridge and Behaviourists Jon Bowen and Sarah Heath are investigating a metabolic basis for these little understood diseases. There is no evidence that this condition is associated with CM/SM although the two conditions could occur simultaneously. Fly catching is thought to be a compulsive disorder. Classically the dog acts as if watching / catching a fly.
If you are interested in providing information please either email me for a copy of the questionnaire firstname.lastname@example.org or email Dr. Rusbridge at CRusbridge@goddardv etgroup.co. uk