wobbler syndrome

wobbler syndrome

incoordination in horses and dogs.

canine wobbler syndrome
compression of the cervical spinal cord caused by caudal cervical vertebral malformation-malarticulation or instability. Seen most commonly in large and giant breed dogs, particularly Great Danes and Dobermans. Affected dogs show an ataxia of the hindlimbs and occasionally the forelimbs. There is a base-wide stance with proprioceptive deficits and possibly neck pain. See also hourglass compression.
equine wobbler syndrome
see enzootic equine incoordination.
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We have joined up with a couple of universities to use our genetic database, one university looking at wobbler syndrome and another looking into laryngeal paralysis.
When her Doberman, Sylvia, was diagnosed with wobbler syndrome (compression of the spinal cord in the neck caused by vertebral instability) the vet recommended surgery.
Having been knocked down for $485,000 as a foal at Keeneland, he was subsequently diagnosed with wobbler syndrome, a usually progressive affliction that sometimes proves fatal.
Still, Anabaa has achieved far more than seemed possible when, as an unraced two-year-old in Criquette Head's stable, he was diagnosed with wobbler syndrome, a complaint which generally progresses from loss of co-ordination to total collapse; humane destruction is the most common outcome.
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