Presumptive exercise-associated peracute thoracolumbar disc extrusion in 48 dogs.

@article{McKee2010PresumptiveEP,
  title={Presumptive exercise-associated peracute thoracolumbar disc extrusion in 48 dogs.},
  author={W Malcolm McKee and Callum Downes and Jonathan J Pink and Toby J Gemmill},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2010},
  volume={166 17},
  pages={523-8}
}
Forty-eight dogs were diagnosed with presumptive exercise-associated peracute thoracolumbar disc extrusion. The median age was seven years (range two to 11 years), and median bodyweight was 23 kg (range 10 to 41 kg). The duration of signs before presentation ranged from 0.5 to four days. Twenty-nine dogs were non-ambulatory, of which 17 were incontinent and two had lost pain perception. Pelvic limbs were hyporeflexic or areflexic in 11 dogs. Intervertebral disc narrowing was evident on… CONTINUE READING