Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis is a common cause of cauda equina syndrome and a relatively frequent neurologic disorder in older dogs. If this condition is recognized early, treatment may help alleviate significant morbidity.
A 3-year-old 77-lb (35-kg) neutered male collie was presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation of an acute onset of progressive ataxia, tetraparesis, a single tonic-clonic seizure, vomiting, and ptyalism.
Many veterinarians are uncomfortable when facing a patient with a neurologic problem. However, by taking the time to obtain a good, detailed history and by doing a methodical and thorough neurologic examination, these cases can be both challenging and interesting.
Owners should be made aware that once therapy is initiated, in most instances it is life-long, and that it is imperative that the AED imperative that the AED regular basis at regular basis at intervals.
Cleveland -Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee are looking for a better way to treat canine seizures by looking at human health treatment options.