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#1 Suze Kody

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Posted 13 August 2002 - 06:40 AM

I realize that this is off topic from the Border Collie angle, but if anyone has any information on dealing with Degenerative Myelopathy, (German Shepherd), I would appreciate your input.
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Susan

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Posted 14 August 2002 - 04:41 AM

In the Merck manual they mention it is most common in German Shepherds over 5 years, and other large breeds, may be hereditary, and has a poor prognosis. A friend who breeds Shepherds says it is difficult to determine whether it is the build up or the break down of the spinal column which contains the spinal cord. The dogs start with weak hind limbs, and the prognosis is poor since there is no treatment.

#3 Suze Kody

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Posted 14 August 2002 - 06:27 AM

Thank you for your reply. I do appreciate the information.
-Susan


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