By Hamish Denny, Steve Butterworth
Authoritative consultant to developments in small animal orthopaedic surgical procedure. presents a accomplished evaluation of orthopaedic and spinal stipulations within the puppy or cat. incorporates a neighborhood method of difficulties that permits the reader to exploit it as a fast reference. Illustrations. for college kids taking additional skills in orthopedics and veterinarians. earlier version: cc1993.
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Journal of Small Animal Practice, 32,55743. A Guide to Canine and Feline Outhopaedic Suugeq Hamish R. Denny,Steven J. Butterworth Cowriaht 02000 bv Blackwell Science Ltd Chapter 5 Intervertebral Disc Disease and Spinal Cord Injury Intervertebral disc disease is an extremely common condition in dogs, predominantly affecting the chondrodystrophic breeds and, in particular, the Miniature Dachshund. The clinical signs associated with disc prolapse may vary from spinal pain, through paresis to paralysis and, worst of all, loss of conscious pain sensation (CPS).
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Erosive lesions vary in size and shape and may be difficult to distinguishfrom subchondral cysts. The latter are another occasional feature of OA but are more often seen in man and horses than dogs. They have a sharp border and may appear to communicate with the joint space. Arthrocentesis Synovial fluid from osteoarthritic joints tends to be found in normal or increased volumes, with normal or low viscosity (resulting from effusion rather than a qualitative change in the hyaluronic acid content), and a total cell count of up to 5 x 109/1with less than 5% polymorphs (though both of these parameters may be elevated in joints showing an acute flare-up).