More than one option: Acute hindlimb collapse in the dog
Acute myelopathies resulting in paraparesis/paraplegia in dogs are commonly encountered in clinical practice. This lecture reviews the clinical, diagnostic approach and treatment plan for the dogs presented with acute myelopathy. The specific disorders that will be covered include: vertebral fractures and luxations (VFL), intervertebral disc extrusions (IVDE) (degenerated IVDE and hydrated nucleus pulposus extrusions (HNPE), and fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy (FCEM).
- - Recognise the clinical signs consistent with acute myelopathy
- - Apply the clinical reasoning for acute myelopathy
- - Plan a diagnostic and treatment approach for patients with acute myelopathy