Spinal Disorders: information from Dr. Clare Rusbridge’s blog

logoClare RusbridgeDr. Clare Rusbridge has an updated set of pages on her website/blog about Spinal Disorders.

The pages explain why discs degenerate at an early age in chondrodystrophic dogs such as Dachshunds.  The clinical signs of back disease (IVDD) are described, along with methods of diagnosis.  It also covers conservative treatment protocols, with a useful flow diagram explaining the conservative options as well as indicators for surgery and rehabilitation.

For the latest information on the Breed Council’s advice on IVDD, visit their Health website.

Here’s some really helpful information on diagnosis and prognosis that you and your vet need to be aware of:

 

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