Fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy in miniature schnauzers.

  title={Fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy in miniature schnauzers.},
  author={Julia C Hawthorne and Larry J Wallace and William R. Fenner and David J. Waters},
  journal={Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association},
  volume={37 4},
In large- and giant-breed dogs, fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy (FCEM) is a well-recognized syndrome of acute spinal cord infarction caused by embolization of fibrocartilage. The miniature schnauzer is reportedly the most frequently affected small breed, although clinical data from only six miniature schnauzers with FCEM is available in the literature. The purposes of this study were to determine the relative frequency of FCEM compared to other causes of myelopathy in miniature schnauzers… CONTINUE READING


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