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"Spinal Shock" and the Confusion it Can Create with Neuroanatomic Lesion Localization in Dogs

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    Common causes for hindlimb paresis or paralysis in dogs include intervertebral disk herniation, fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE), and fractures or luxations of the vertebral column. Assessment for neurologic deficits through the neurological examination - including spinal and withdrawal reflexes - is key to localizing the problem and deciding on a diagnostic and treatment plan.

    The focus of this Specialty Update is hindlimb paresis or paralysis caused by thoracolumbar spinal cord lesions, the concept of spinal shock and how it can impact neurological exam findings and create confusion for the practitioner when evaluating patients.

    Running time: 8 mins

    Member Fee: $9.95; Free registration for Premium VetVine Membership subscribers:
  • Sponsor: VetVine
  • Presenter(s): Elisabeth Zenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $9.95

Featured Publications

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  • Pelvic Limb Paresis, Paralysis, or Ataxia

    Handbook of Veterinary Neurology (Fifth Edition), 2011, Chapter 6, Pages 109-161. Authors: Michael D. Lorenz, Joan R. Coates, Marc Kent Memb...  more

  • Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging: The Dog and Cat, 2003, Chapter 24, pp 285-302. Author: Charles S. Farrow. Member fee: $7.95 - Login to purchase
  • Neurologic Conditions and Physical Rehabilitation of the Neurologic Patient

    Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (Second Edition), 2014, Chapter 34, Pages 609-627. Authors: William B. Thomas, Natasha Olby, Lisi...  more