A bilateral and symmetrical neuronal vacuolation associated with spinal cord white matter degeneration and laryngeal neuropathy was observed in a 12-week-old male mixed-breed dog with a history of progressive pelvic limbs ataxia. On clinical examination, signs included inspiratory stridor, spinal ataxia, tetraparesis, and proprioceptive deficits more severe in the pelvic limbs. Examination of the larynx showed bilateral laryngeal paralysis and electromyography revealed fibrillation potentials restricted to the intrinsic laryngeal muscles. Clinical and pathological findings resembled the syndrome of neuronal vacuolation and spinocerebellar degeneration described in Rottweiler dogs. This is the first report of a similar disorder in a dog different from Rottweiler.
|Autori:||Salvadori, Claudia; Tartarelli, Cl; Baroni, M; Arispici, M; Cantile, Carlo|
|Titolo:||Neuronal vacuolation, myelopathy and laryngeal neuropathy in a mixed-breed dog|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|