The cerebellum is responsible for rate and range of motion, fine motor control, and equilibrium.
Common clinical signs of cerebellar dysfunction
Dysmetria – most often hypermetria (“goose stepping”)
Ipsilateral postural reaction deficits
Occasional ipsilateral absent menace response (with normal vision, palpebral and no forebrain signs)
+/- Anisocoria (pupil dilated contralateral to lesion)
Case example of a dog with cerebellar dysfunction because of cerebellar cortical degeneration (cerebellar abiotrophy).
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