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Brain, Spinal Cord & Nerves

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1. Acute Polyradiculoneuritis (Coonhound Paralysis)
Acute polyradiculoneuritis is a widespread disorder of the peripheral nervous system, which are the nerves leaving the spinal cord. It has a sudden onset and is most commonly seen in hunting dogs following exposure to raccoons.
2. Aseptic Meningitis
Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, which are three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Aseptic meningitis is believed to be an immune-mediated disease of dogs although the exact cause is unknown.
3. Brachial Plexus Avulsion in Dogs
The brachial plexus is a collection of nerve tissue arising from the spinal cord, which gives rise to the individual nerves that supply the forelimbs. Avulsion of the brachial plexus refers to tearing of this nerve tissue.
4. Cerebellar Hypoplasia in Dogs
Cerebellar hypoplasia is the incomplete development of the cerebellum.
5. Cervical Vertebral Instability (Wobbler syndrome )
Wobbler syndrome is a term loosely used to encompass compressive spinal cord lesions affecting the spinal cord at base of neck. The cause is likely to be multifactorial with genetic, nutritional and biochemical influences.
6. Coma, Stupor and Decreased Consciousness in Dogs
Determining the level of consciousness is an important aspect of the physical exam. Pets that are depressed, stuporous or comatose may have a serious, potentially life threatening illness.
7. Degenerative Myelopathy
Degenerative myelopathy is a slow, progressive spinal cord disorder of unknown cause that is most commonly seen in aging German shepherds and a few other large breeds of dogs. Most dogs deteriorate over the course of 6 to 12 months.
8. Dementia (Senility, Cognitive Dysfunction)
Dementia is also known as senility or cognitive dysfunction and may be a normal aging change in older pets. Dementia is a clinical state seen in older pets where their cognitive function declines.
9. Diskospondylitis
The spine contains many small bones called vertebrae. In between these bones are small “cushions” called intervertebral discs. Diskospondylitis is an infection of a one or more vertebral discs and their adjacent vertebrae.
10. Dysautonomia in Dogs
Dysautonomia is the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is that part of the nervous system that works without conscious control. This includes glands, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscles of the digestive and respiratory systems.

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