A doença da raiva (canina) que conhecemos não tem nada a ver com a rage syndrome
. A raiva (rabies
) é uma doença (disease
) causada por vírus.
No caso da rage syndrome
, o fator é genético e hereditário. Confira o que diz a Wikipedia
sobre o assunto:
Rage Syndrome, also known as Sudden Onset Aggression or (SOA) or Avalanche of Rage Syndrome, is a rare but serious behavioural problem that has been reported most commonly in the English Springer Spaniel but also in a variety of other dog breeds. It is often misdiagnosed as it can be confused with other forms of aggression. It is thought to be genetic in origin and is inheritable. A variety of treatments are available, but will need to be tailored to the individual needs of the specific dog. The term rage syndrome is attributed to Dr. Roger A. Mugford, an English animal behaviour consultant.
The rage syndrome has no connection to rabies, for which its name is often mistaken.