What is your neurologic diagnosis?

Guevar, J., Gutierrez-Quintana, R., Leach, J. and Penderis, J. (2015) What is your neurologic diagnosis? Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 247(5), pp. 479-482.

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Abstract

A 4-year-old 24-kg (52.8-lb) neutered female Bearded Collie was evaluated because of progressive tetraparesis. Six weeks prior to hospital admission, the dog developed thoracolumbar hyperesthesia and an abnormal gait in the pelvic limbs that resolved with NSAID treatment (meloxicam, 0.05 mg/kg [0.02 mg/lb], PO, q 24 h). Sudden-onset nonambulatory tetraparesis had developed 24 hours prior to admission. The pelvic limbs were markedly more affected with only mild voluntary movements. When provided with pelvic limb support, the dog could ambulate with a short thoracic limb stride. Results of a complete physical examination were unremarkable, other than the neurologic examination findings. The dog had been admitted to the hospital at night, and by the following morning, the tetraparesis had progressed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Penderis, Professor Jacques and Guevar, Mr Julien and Gutierrez Quintana, Mr Rodrigo
Authors: Guevar, J., Gutierrez-Quintana, R., Leach, J., and Penderis, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Journal Abbr.:JAVMA
Publisher:AVMA
ISSN:0003-1488
ISSN (Online):1943-569X

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