Nonambulatory Golden

This week's case is a 7yr FS Golden that had a sudden onset, rapidly progressive pelvic limb weakness three days prior to admission. Watch the video and localize the lesion.

Quiz: Pug puppy's abnormal appearance

What is the most likely cause for this Pug puppy's appearance?

Term: Absence seizure

Absence seizures are very short seizures characterized by brief loss of consciousness, "staring off into space," "blanking out," loss of muscle tone, and sometimes dorsal deviation of the eyes ("eyes rolling up into head").

Dalmatian with abnormal gait

This week’s case is a 7-year-old spayed female Dalmatian. She had a 2-3 month history of pelvic limb weakness that was not improving with an NSAID and pain medications. Watch the case video and localize the lesion.

Quiz: Ventilation & c-spine disease

This week's quiz is about hypoventilation and cervical spinal cord disease.

Risk factors and outcomes in myasthenic cats

The objective of this study were to expand on a previous study of 105 cats, to document the results of treatment (medical or surgical) in myasthenic cats with mediastinal mass, and to evaluate whether cats go into spontaneous remission.

Lame/weak Peke

This week’s case is a 7-year-old female Pekingese. She had…

Quiz: FCE prognostic indicators

What are the NEGATIVE prognostic indicators for fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy (FCEM)?

Term: Transient ischemic attack

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction that usually resolves in minutes to hours, most often in less than 24 hours. They are often referred to as...

Neurologic Beagle

This week’s case is a 4-year-old MC Beagle. He had a sudden onset of coughing soon after being groomed. The RDVM diagnosed presumptive Kennel Cough and treated the dog with doxycycline. The coughing resolved, but he then developed neurological signs.

Quiz: Brain tumors in dogs

Which of the following is the most common primary brain tumor…

Term: Subarachnoid space

The subarachnoid space is the space between the pia mater (innermost) and arachnoid mater (middle later) of meninges. It consists of...