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New Gene Mutation Discovered to Cause CDM in Dogs

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord in older dogs. The disease has an insidious onset typically between 8 and 14 years of age. It begins with a loss of coordination (ataxia) in the hind limbs. The affected dog will wobble …

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Canine Idiopathic Megaesophagus: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapy

Megaesophagus Washington State College of Vet Med ? Pet Health Topics Less commonly recognized signs that may be seen in a small number of dogs with hypothyroidism include dilation of the esophagus (megaesophagus) causing regurgitation, and abnormal function of nerves or muscles leading to weakness …

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Heartbreak !!!!!!! The story of Pebbles’ struggle with Degenerative Myelopathy

No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Reprinted with permission from . In late June 1998 we noticed, our 10 1/2 year old Kerry, Pebbles dragging her left rear foot as she walked across the kitchen floor. Nothing …

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Spiculosis in Kerry Blue Terriers

Every year the Foundation receives many calls and emails asking about ?hard, black, kinda looks like whiskers? hairs growing in different areas of their dogs. The most common answer is: These are probably ?Spicules? that are more commonly found in males than females. Spicules are …

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Mielopatía Degenerativa

 Lynn Mathers, Director H & G  En 1973 una nueva enfermedad autoinmune (autoimmune disease) fue diagnosticada en Alemania en Pastores Alemanes. Se ha reconocido esta enfermedad por más de 35 años como un desorden que ocurre espontáneamente en la espina dorsal de los perros. Fue llamada …

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