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Fibrocatilaginous Embolic Myelopathy

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Condition Overview

This problem occurs when small emboli of disc material break off and block spinal cord blood vessels. This problem is seen more often in large to giant breed dogs, but also Shetland Sheepdogs and miniature Schnauzers.

Symptoms

Dogs often show a short period of pain followed by weakness ranging from mild ataxia to paralysis. Signs may be on only one side.

Causes

Information needed.

Diagnosis

Information needed.

Treatment

Most dogs show at least partial recovery after treatment with corticosteroids.

Prevention

Information needed.

Support

Please contact your veterinarian with questions regarding this condition.

Show Sources & Contributors +

Sources

Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, 2007

Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Authors: Debra M. Eldredge, Liisa D. Carlson, Delbert G. Carlson, James M. Giffen MD

1 Comment For "Fibrocatilaginous Embolic Myelopathy"

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please help - my cockapoo is 16 yrs, has cataracts. Under her right eye she gets a slow collection of blood till it bursts, the hemorrhage consists if about an oz. of blood, this has happened twice in a 1 1/2 wk. period, otherwise she seems okay. Put compresses of salty water?

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