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Shivers: the latest research [H&H VIP]

Surprisingly little is known about the movement disorder shivers, despite the long history of the disease. Richard Parker MRCVS brings us up to date with the latest findings

Few conditions are as poorly understood as shivers, or shivering. This rare and mysterious disease is characterised by involuntary muscle twitching or trembling (shivering) of the hindquarters, difficulty in picking up the hind legs and abnormalities in posture and tail carriage.