Capture Myopathy: Syndrome within Captive Animals

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Capture Myopathy? Not very often a diagnosis is termed liked this, especially in the field of human medicine, especially n the field of cardiology the where the term myopathy is revered as Cardiomyopathy. Myopathy is a disease that affects the muscles and causes weakness due to dysfunction of muscle fibers (1); Cardiomyopathy is of the same circumstance but deals primarily with the heart. Capture Myopathy is relative to many animals, especially mammals and provides a definitive correlation to humans and their potential medical prognosis of Cardiomyopathy. Capture Myopathy is a syndrome that that occurs within captive animals and causes rapid death through excessive adrenaline within the bloodstreams. (3) Capture Myopathy is quite often referred to as white muscle disease, the muscle when used causes a change of metabolism from using oxygen to using the stored energy within the muscle. The change up allows for lactic acid to build up and make its way into the bloodstream where it changes the homeostasis of the body: the body pH and the heart output. In essence, if the heart is inefficiently pumping the correct oxygen to the muscle, the muscle will begin to deteriorate and ultimately lead to damages to the kidney and the effector organs. (2) Animal Capture Myopathy is very relatable to human Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, and thus this paper will aim to trace how animals are very relatable to humans even through the Cardiovascular System based on normal physiology and stress. (WHAT SHOULD I TALK ABOUT?)

Capture Myopathy Physiology

Stress induced Capture Myopathy

What stress may mean to a doctor and their patient can be very different from what stress may mean to a veterinarian and an animal. But with the amou...

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...r within. The physiological indicators are primarily recognized through “vision, hearing, olfaction and even the pressure of the skin,” where they are primarily found within the hypothalamus, a key factor to the animal’s homeostasis. (3)
When a receptor is activated and the stimulus is taken to the hypothalamus and then relayed out to the “limbic system and neocortical areas…impulses stimulate the neuroendocrine and autonomic nervous system,” which can cause an array of issues if not careful and if the stress signal is prolonged. (3)
Prolonged stress or distress can be a hindrance to the homeostasis of the animal and cause responses in the body that induce the animal to overwork its physiological systems. The animals that endure this prolonged stress are placed into an inevitable environment or circumstance where the animal either is or feels trapped or captured.

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