Hereditary polioencephalomyelopathy of the Australian Cattle Dog

  title={Hereditary polioencephalomyelopathy of the Australian Cattle Dog},
  author={Ori Brenner and Alexander de Lahunta and Brian A. Summers and John F. Cummings and Barry J. Cooper and Beth A. Valentine and Jerold S. Bell},
  journal={Acta Neuropathologica},
Abstract A vacuolar degeneration affecting primarily the gray matter in the central nervous system (CNS) of young Australian Cattle Dogs is described. An initial presentation of seizures was followed by a progressive spastic tetraparesis. Grossly evident bilateral and symmetrical foci of malacia were in the nuclei of the cerebellum and brain stem and the gray matter of the spinal cord. Microscopically, vacuolation of glial cells, dilation of the myelin sheaths and reactive astrocytosis… 

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