Monday, April 13, 2009

Wobbler syndrome can be catastrophic for your big dog

A disastrous consequences suffering, on the basis of your large breed dog is a condition known as Wobbler syndrome clinical or neck-ins vortexprofitability.
This syndrome occurs when the spinal cord compression of the neck (neck) area. Compression or Quetsch This occurs because the vortex in the past the cable is bad or evil. The harm to the compression of the spinal cord, for an animal and / or displacement of the rule.
What causes these defects in the vortex is not yet known, but it is expected that with both genetics and nutrition. In somens puppies, Wobbler may develop if the animal is an excessively high in protein, calcium and phosphorus, in the attempt, the growth process. This is probably what lead to the skeleton, the changes that occur in some affected dogs.
In most cases the Wobbler, dog spinal canal is narrow and short time, the compression of the spinal cord easily, and, if the prolonged deterioration of the throat. Inother cases, cyclones "überwuchern" and a level of the spinal cord (the vertebrae of the channel). Similarly, the spine may be poorly trained, or the joints between the vertebrae are defective. In all these cases, the spinal cord can make the difference between the structures and compressed. Doberman Pinscher and french Doggen, skeletal abnormalities, for Wobbler syndrome usually occurs during the last three vertebrae of the neck (the fifth, sixth  and seventh cervical vertebrae).
In all these cases, abnormalities of the place of depreciation charged discs zwiscment disturbances, so they escalate, and finally burst, creating additional pressure on the spinal cord.
Although it is primarily for young and older Danes Doberman Pinscher, Wobbler syndrome can occur in any dog, even some small breeds like Beagles and Bassett Hounds. It isIn general, the diagnostic radiography and a myelogram a study on the spine with a contrast dye injected for the veterinarian to evaluate compression estt and gravity, which results in a swelling of the spinal cord. animals
wants symptoms develop quickly, starting with the weakness and lack of coordination, particularly in back of its members. These symptoms usually gradually over several  weeks or months. The dog is often at the rear, side legs are wider than normal, their hindquarters to unwavering in both directions. The dog and hind legs should not be fully grow, so that a crouching position with his toes scuffing on the ground at each step. Typically, the front legs are not involved, but sometimes can Diey stiff and awkward as well. The good news is that the state is not douloureux and the animal is to remain vigilant and respond.
treatment for these dogs, usually begins with injections of corticosteroids to reduce swelling of the spinal cord. This is a stop temporaireMesure, and is usually followed by the operation, the pressure on the spinal cord and, if necessary, repair of spinal deformities. The method is usually surgical, you delete all the broken windows and other Verstärkungce vortex. Most dogs that are still able to walk well before the operation, the procedure, the prognosis is guarded by dogs, paralysis and / or is unable, prior to treatment. Most chiense have better performance, but the long-term outlook depends on how much lasting damage was done to the spinal cord.

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