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Anomalous diseases

Atlantoaxial instability Atlantoaxial instability can lead to subluxation of the first and second cervical vertebrae; the cranial aspect of the axis often rotates dorsally with respect to the atlas, into the vertebral canal. Subsequent spinal cord compression results in a variety of neurological signs, but may just cause cervical pain. The pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of this disease are discussed in site. Chiari-like malformations Clinicalsigns:The condition may be acute orchronic, and can occur in dogs ranging from 6 months to 10 years of age. Clinical signs include neck pain, torticollis or scoliosis, spinal hyperaesthesia and neurological deficits relating to cervical spinal cord dysfunction. Intracranial signs, such as facial paresis and vestibular dysfunction, have also been reported. Paroxysmal involuntary scratching of the neck and flank has been associated with this condition. Pathogenesis: Chiari-like malformations are complex developmental disorders involving the caudal brainstem, cerebellum and the cranial cervical spinal cord. The human classification of Chiari type I necessitates elongation and caudal displacement of the cerebellartonsils(vermis and paravermal lobes) through the foramen Read more […]

The faults and defects of the breeds: Hounds

Afghan Hounds Elbow dysplasia; Malformation of articular surfaces of proximal radius and ulna; Thyroid disorders American Foxhounds Spinal osteochondrois (affects the ability to run) Basenjis Hip dysplasia Basset Hounds Vertebral deformity with pressure necrosis results from anomaly of third cervical vertebra; Achondroplasia (foreleg lameness caused by anatomical irregularity; cartilage of growth plate grows in irregular directions and is scant); OCD (osteochondrities dissecans) (shoulder); Osteodystrophy; Radial carpal joint irregularity; Patella luxation, medial or lateral that produces lameness at four to six months of age; IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Panostetis Beagles Hip dysplasia; Epiphyseal dysplasia; IVD (intervertebrate disk disease) Black and Tan Coonhounds Hip dysplasia (high incidence); Polyradiculoneuritis; Coondog paralysis Bloodhounds Hip dysplasia; Elbow dysplasia Borzois Thyroid disorders Dachshunds IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Osteoporosis clinically similar to swimmers, with radiographs showing dense bones and abnormal bone resorption; UAP (ununited anconeal process); Patella luxation; Achondroplasia; Thyroid disorder English Foxhounds Osteochondrosis Read more […]