Wobbler's Syndrome

WOBBLER'S SYNDROME - Wobblers Syndrome is a "condition" rather than a single cause disease. It can be cause by several factors: genetics, nutrition, metabolism, injury, trauma ...and poor structural design (engineering problems). Dogs suffer from spinal cord compression caused by cervical vertebral instability or from a malformed spinal canal. Extreme symptoms are paralysis of the limbs (front, hind or all 4). Neck pain with extension and flexion may or may not be present. Surgical therapy is hotly debated and in some surgically treated cases, clinical recurrence has been identified.

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