Surgical Topics...

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"Surgical topics" have been divided into 4 tables (not alphabetically): soft tissue, neuro-surgery, orthopedic surgery, and miscellaneous.
There are 2 ways to locate a condition or topic:
- Look in the appropriate table under the type of surgery (e. g. "bladder stones", "fracture repair" etc.).
- Or use the "find" key (ctrl F) and type the condition you are searching (e. g. "TPLO").

PLEASE NOTE: Even though these links are from reliable sources, your surgeon may or may not agree with everything written.
WARNING: Some of the links contain some fairly graphic pictures!!!

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Fracture repair

General information, Leg fracture, broken bone

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/fractured-limbs

 

External fixator

http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/esf.htm
 

Hit by a car (HBC)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2378

Shoulder surgery

Shoulder OCD

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/osteochondrosis-of-the-shoulder

Elbow surgery

Elbow dysplasia (UAP, FCP, OCD)

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/deelbdysp.html

   Incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle in Spaniels http://www.irishveterinaryjournal.com/Links/PDFs/CE-Small/CESA_July_06*.pdf

Hip surgery

Hip dysplasia (1)

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/canine-hip-dysplasia

 

Hip dysplasia (2)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1916

 

Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis (JPS)

http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/jps.htm

   Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO) http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/TriplePelvicOsteotomy/
 

Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/defemhead.html

 

Total Hip Replacement (THR)

http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/TotalHipReplacement(THR)inDogs/

 

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease(aseptic or avascular necrosis of the femoral head)

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/deleggcp.html

 

Hip dislocation = hip luxation

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/hip-luxation

Knee surgery

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/cranial-cruciate-ligament-disease

 

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) (the best explanation anywhere!)

http://michvet.com/library/surgery_tplo.asp

 

Patellar luxation (MPL, LPL), kneecap dislocation

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/patellar-luxations

Miscellaneous

Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease, DJD)

http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?ID=33&sid=1

 

   Arthritis by Dr Zeltzman http://dogtime.com/experts/82
   Lameness

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/lameness-in-dogs/page1.aspx 

   Immune-Mediated Poly-Arthritis (just for you Mandy :-) in Akitas etc. http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2003&PID=6505&O=Generic
 

Dasuquin(Glucosamine)

http://www.nutramaxlabs.com/products/animal/dasuquin/index.asp

   J/D diet http://www.hillspet.com
 

Physical therapy (PT)

http://www.vet.utk.edu/clinical/rehab/

 

Physical Therapy for Arthritic Patients

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1662

  Stem cell therapy 

http://www.medivet-america.com/faqs.html

 

How to massage your pet?

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1662

 

Jaw fractures
Mandible fracture
Mandibular fracture

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/mandibular-fractures
 

Jaw removal: Maxillectomy, Mandibulectomy

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/oral-tumors

 

Craniomandibular Osteopathy

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/decrosteopathy.html

 

Masticatory Myositis

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1755

 

Leg amputation

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/limb-amputation
     

Limb sparing surgery

http://vetsurgerycentral.com/Limb_spare.htm

 

Panosteitis

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/depano.html

 

Radial nerve paralysis

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/deradnerve.html

 

Arthrodesis

http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/arthrodesis.htm
 

Joint tap (Arthrocentesis)

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/arthrocentesis-in-dogs/page1.aspx
 

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD)

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/dehod.html

 

Achilles tendon rupture

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/achilles-tendon-injuries
   Digital tendon rupture http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/digital_tendon.htm
   Infraspinatus muscle contracture http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/infraspinatus-muscle-contracture

MISCELLANEOUS

Anesthesia

Is Anesthesia Safe?

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1607

Around surgery...

Overview of lab tests

http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?ID=146&sid=1

 

Blood work explained (CBC & chemistry)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2393

 

Urinalysis

http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?ID=146&sid=1

 

Blood transfusions

www.hemopet.org
http://www.evbb.com/
http://k9bloodbank.com/
http://www.animalbloodbank.com/
   Bite Not collars www.bitenot.com
   Inflatable collar
"Procollar"
http://petco.com/product/100555/ProCollar.aspx
   Soft-E-Collar http://www.jorvet.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php/keywords/collar/sort/2a/page/3
http://www.healthypets.com/elizacollars.html
   “Comfy Cone” www.allfourpaws.com
http://www.pjspawsandclaws.com/store/detail/index.cfm?nPID=416
    "Donut" foam collar - "Soft E Collar"

http://www.jorvet.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?osCsid=a3caee6aa29e514d7819924b81ca52a1&keywords=soft+e-collar&osCsid=a3caee6aa29e514d7819924b81ca52a1&x=5&y=5

Overweight and obesity

Overweight and obese pets

http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?ID=125&sid=1

http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?ID=131&sid=1

   Weight management information www.petfit.com
   Association for Pet Obesity Prevention www.petobesityprevention.com
   Slentrol http://www.slentrol.com
   BARC - Body Assessment Rating for Canines http://www.StopCanineObesity.com
   BCS - Body Condition Score http://www.hillspet.com/Petfit/PetfitLevel2.jsp?PetfitFolderName=support/BodyConditionScore
 Antibiotics

Cephalexin

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=538

   Simplicef www.simplicef.com
   Baytril www.baytril.com

Cancer surgery

About cancer

http://www.csuanimalcancercenter.org/wbswebpage.cfm?pagetextid=Cancer

 

General info on cancer

http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?ID=37&sid=1

http://www.csuanimalcancercenter.org/wbswebpage.cfm?pagetextid=Surgery

   Morris Animal Foundation http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org
 

Chemotherapy

http://www.csuanimalcancercenter.org/wbswebpage.cfm?pagetextid=Chemotherapy

 

Radiation Therapy

http://www.csuanimalcancercenter.org/wbswebpage.cfm?pagetextid=Radiation

   Anal sac tumor http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/anal-sac-tumors
 

Bone tumors (osteosarcoma)

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/bone-tumors

   Limb sparing, limb spare http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/Limb_spare.htm
   Lung tumor http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/lung_tumor.htm
 

Cancer and nutrition

http://www.csuanimalcancercenter.org/wbswebpage.cfm?pagetextid=Nutrition

 

Cancer and pain

http://www.csuanimalcancercenter.org/wbswebpage.cfm?pagetextid=Pain

 

Tumor by tumor, from anus to vagina

http://www.csuanimalcancercenter.org/wbswebpage.cfm?pagetextid=Location

 

 

When to say goodbye?

http://www.csuanimalcancercenter.org/wbswebpage.cfm?pagetextid=Euthanasia

 

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

http://www.vetinfo.com/cencyclopedia/cesquamous.html

 

Mast cell tumor

http://caninecancerawareness.org/canine-cancer-diagnosis/mast-cell-tumor

   Pet cancer and second-hand smoke http://www.smokefreesociety.org/index.asp#Pet

Minimally-invasive surgery

Laparoscopic surgery

http://csuvets.colostate.edu/Endoscopy/surglaproscopy.htm

 

Thoracoscopic surgery

http://csuvets.colostate.edu/Endoscopy/indications.htm

 

Arthroscopic surgery

 http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/arthroscopic_surgery.htm
Pain Management General info on pain

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/pain-management

  

Rimadyl information

http://www.rimadyl.com

 

Deramaxx information

http://www.deramaxx.com/home/default.asp?page=0_0

 

EtoGesic information

http://www.wyeth.com/products?product=/wyeth_html/home/products/animal_health/EtoGesic%C2%AE%20Tablets/EtoGesic%C2%AE%20Tablets_overview.html

 

Metacam information

http://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/corporate/products/animal_health_catdog_01.htm

 

Fentanyl pain patch (Duragesic)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=534

   International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management www.ivapm.org
   

Info on pain on AAHA site

http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?ID=18&sid=1

   

NSAIDs info

http://www.healthypet.com/PDFs/NSAIDsInfo.pdf

   Pain in dogs http://www.thepetcenter.com/gen/pm.html
   Pain in cats http://www.cathealth.com/pain.htm
      Postop pain http://webcanine.com/2007/post-op-pain-management/
 

Video: Giving your cat a pill or capsule

http://www.felinevideos.vet.cornell.edu/pill_or_capsule/index.shtml

 

 

Video: Giving your cat liquid medications

http://www.felinevideos.vet.cornell.edu/liquid_medications/index.shtml

 

Lyme disease The condition

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/delyme.html

   How to remove a tick http://www.fda.gov/Fdac/features/2001/fleaside.html
   Lyme Disease Foundation www.lyme.org
        Great info on Lyme disease http://www.thepetcenter.com/gen/lyme.html
Heat stroke As mentionned in the newsletter

http://www.animalhospitals-usa.com/dogs/heat_stroke.html

 

SOFT TISSUE SURGERY


Abdominal surgery

Liver mass
Liver tumor

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/liver-tumors

Spleen removal
Spleen tumor
Splenectomy
Splenic masses
Splenic tumors
Spleen torsion
Splenic torsion

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/splenic-masses

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/splenic-torsion

Hemangiosarcoma (HSA)

http://caninecancerawareness.org/html/CanineCancerHemangiosarcoma.html

Adrenal gland removal (Adrenalectomy)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=618

Porto-systemic shunt (PSS), Liver shunt

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/portosystemic-shunts

- Hepatic microvascular dysplasia
. Portal atresia

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/hepatic-microvascular-dysplasia

- Gallbladder surgery
Extrahepatic Biliary Tract Obstruction
- Gallbladder mucocele

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/extrahepatic-biliary-tract-obstruction

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/gallbladder-mucocele

Female reproductive surgery

Spay, ovariohysterectomy

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/ovariohysterectomy

Early spay and neuter controversy - the accusation

http://www.caninesports.com/uploads/1/5/3/1/15319800/spay_neuter_considerations_2013.pdf

Early spay and neuter controversy - the rebuttal

http://sheltermedicine.com/documents/rebuttal-to-early-spay-neuter-considerations-for-the-canine-athlete


Pyometra

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/pyometra

Pyometra by Dr Zeltzman

http://dogtime.com/experts/82

Mammary tumors (breast cancer)

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/mammary-tumors

Vulvar fold dermatitis, redundant vulvar fold (vulvoplasty, episioplasty)

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/vulvar-fold-dermatitis

Vaginal prolapse

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/devagprolap.html

Cesarean Section (C-section)

http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/csection.htm

Male reproductive surgery

Neuter (castration)

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/castration

Cryptorchidism in Dogs

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/cryptorchidism-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Cryptorchidism in Cats

http://www.petplace.com/cats/cryptorchidism-in-cats/page1.aspx

Neuticles (testicular implants)

www.neuticles.com

Prostate

http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/prostate.htm

Urinary surgery

Ectopic ureter

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1724

Urinary incontinence (Medical and surgical treatment)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1724

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2457

Kidney transplants in cats

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1349

Kidney tumors (nephrectomy)

http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/nephrectomy.htm

Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)

http://caninecancerawareness.org/html/CanineCancerTransCellCarcinoma.html

Urethra surgery, urinary blockage, blocked urethra - dog

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/urinary-obstruction-dogs

Urinary blockage in cats, Perineal urethrostomy (P/U, PU)

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/urinary-obstruction-cats

Urethral prolapse

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/urethral-prolapse-and-neoplasia/page1.aspx

Bladder stones (Nice pictures !!!)

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/urinary-stones

Uric Acid Stones in Dalmatians

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1683

Canine Struvite Stones

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=460

Oxalate bladder stones in dogs

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=662

Oxalate bladder stones in cats

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1741

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=611

Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC)

http://www.petplace.com/cats/feline-idiopathic-cystitis-fic/page1.aspx

Perirenal Pseudocysts

http://www.petplace.com/cats/perinephric-pseudocysts/page1.aspx

Kidney Dialysis or "Continuous renal replacement therapy" centers for acute renal failure

. Advanced Critical Care. Tustin, CA. (949) 654-8950
. CA Animal Referral. Santa Barbara, CA (805) 899-2273
. Center for Specialized Vet Care. Westbury, NY. (516) 420-0000
. Chicago Vet Kidney Center. Buffalo Grove, IL. (847) 459-7535
. City of Angels Vet Specialty Center. Culver City, CA. (310) 6100
. Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA. (225) 578-9600
. Vet Specialists of South Florida. Cooper City, FL. (945) 432-5611

Kidney failure

www.thepetcenter.com/gen/kf.html

Acute kidney failure

www.petplace.com/dogs/acute-renal-kidney-failure-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Chronic kidney failure

www.petplace.com/dogs/chronic-renal-kidney-failure-in-dogs/page1.aspx

GI surgery

"Exploratory"

http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/Ab_exploratory.htm

GI foreign body

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/gastrointestinal-foreign-bodies

Intussusception

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/intussusception

Megacolon (Colectomy)

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/megacolon

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV), "bloat", "torsion"

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/gastric-dilatation-volvulus

Perianal Fistulas (PAF)

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/perianal-fistulas

Anal sac surgery

http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/AnalSacTumors/

Anal sac adenocarcinoma

http://caninecancerawareness.org/html/CanineCancerAdenocarcinoma.html

Stomach surgery

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/gastric-stomach-foreign-body-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Thoracic surgery

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)

http://csuvets.colostate.edu/pda.htm

Patent Right Aortic Arch (PRAA)

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/devasringan.html

Lung lobe tumor
Lung tumor

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/lung-lobe-tumors

"Keyhole" lung biopsy

http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma.2002.221.1453?prevSearch=allfield%3A%28keyhole%29

Esophagus surgery

http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/esophageal_foreignbody.htm

Chylothorax

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/chylothorax

Pneumothorax

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/pneumothorax-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Pyothorax

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2029

Pericardial disease or effusion, pericardectomy

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/11219.htm

Head and neck surgery

Thyroidectomy - dog
Thyroid tumor

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/thyroid-tumors

Thyroid gland surgery - cat - thyroidectomy
Thyroid tumor

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/thyroid-tumors

Feline hyperthyroidism: Iodine 131 radiotherapy

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=517

Hyperthyroidism in cats

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=138

Hyperparathyroidism
Parathyroid

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/parathyroid-tumors

Enucleation (Eyeball removal)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=569

Tonsillectomy (Tonsils)

http://www.sniksnak.com/doghealth/tonsillitis.html

Salivary glands, sialocele, salivary mucocele

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/salivary-mucocele

Megaesophagus

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=604
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_megaesophagus.html
http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dogmega.html
http://www.caninemegaesophagus.org/

Coupage - a video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrTqco9_jiE

The "Bailey chair"

http://petprojectblog.com/archives/dogs/megaesophagus-and-the-bailey-chair/
http://www.ehow.com/how_4843356_build-bailey-chair-dogs.html

Rhinotomy (@ the bottom)

http://www.animalnetwork.com/petindustry/vpn/ooweb0210.asp

Upper airway surgery

Brachycephalic Syndrome

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/brachycephalic-syndrome

Stenotic nares

http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/BrachycephalicSyndrome/

Everted laryngeal saccules

http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/BrachycephalicSyndrome/

Elongated soft palate

http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/BrachycephalicSyndrome/

Laryngeal paralysis ("Tie back") ("Lar Par")

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/laryngeal-paralysis

Yahoo group for dogs with laryngeal paralysis

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/LP/

Aspiration pneumonia

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/aspiration-pneumonia-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Coupage - a video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrTqco9_jiE

Collapsing trachea, tracheal collase

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/tracheal-collapse

Cleft Palate

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/cleft-palate

Ear surgery

"Ear polyps" in cats
Nasopharyngeal polyps

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/nasopharyngeal-polyps

Otitis externa

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/otitis-externa

Lateral Ear Canal Resection ("Zepp")

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/otitis-externa

Vertical Ear Canal Ablation

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/otitis-externa

Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/otitis-externa

http://www.dolittler.com/2008/07/09/dog.cat.veterinary.veterinarian.ear.infection.otitis.externa.TECA.surgery.html

Bulla osteotomy

http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/OtitisExterna/

Horner's Syndrome

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx

Ear hematoma

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/aural-hematoma

Vestibular disease

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/devestib.html

Hernias

Umbilical hernia

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/umbilical-hernia-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Perineal Hernia

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/perineal-hernias

Diaphragmatic hernia

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/diaphragmatic-hernia

Skin surgery

Lipoma (fatty tumor)

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/delipoma.html

Feline "vaccine associated" fibrosarcoma (FSA)

http://www.avma.org/vafstf/ownbroch.asp

Perianal adenoma

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/deperadenoma.html

Histiocytoma

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1676

Hemangiopericytoma

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1518

Cat abscess from bite wound

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=550

Dermoid sinus

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/dermoid-sinus

Hygroma

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/dehygroma.htmlhttp://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2491

Cat declaw

http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/DeclawinginCats/

Miscellaneous

Fine-Needle Aspirate (FNA)

http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?ID=146&sid=1

Tail amputation

I really couldn't find anything scientific, so this is someone's blog. I don't agree with some things, but it is a pet owner's version of the story - with a picture.
http://pets.families.com/blog/moose-update-hes-healing-and-were-all-adjusting

Screw tail, corkscrew tail, ingrown tail

http://fbrnetworknews.blogspot.com/search?q=corkscrew+tail


NEURO-SURGERY AND NEUROLOGY

Surgery

Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD), slipped disc

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/intervertebral-disc-disease

What to do when paralysis strikes?

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=370

"Slipped disc" in the back

http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/disc.htm

Wobbler syndrome (Cervical Vertebral Instability)

http://vetmed.illinois.edu/petcolumns/showarticle.cfm?id=205

Von Willebrand's Disease

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1637

Atlantoaxial subluxation

http://www.acvs.org/small-animal/atlantoaxial-instability

Lumbosacral syndrome (Cauda equina)

http://www.sniksnak.com/doghealth/lumbosacral.html

Hydrocephalus ("water on the brain")

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2324

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)

General information - considered controversial by some neurologists

http://neuro.vetmed.ufl.edu/neuro/DM_Web/DMofGS.htm

Info on the disease and the test

http://www.caninegeneticdiseases.net/DM/mainDM.htm

Comparison to Lou Gehrig's disease

http://www.physorg.com/news151861941.html

Comparison to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/8/2794.full.pdf+html?sid=9653e716-b516-4587-936b-8a7bbfaf40a4

Syringomyelia
Chiari-like malformation in Cavalier King Charles

A good summary (click on Syringomyelia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalier_King_Charles_Spaniel

Thorough reviews

http://sm.cavaliertalk.com/
http://www.cavalierhealth.org/syringomyelia.htm

A thorough review by a British neurologist

http://www.veterinary-neurologist.co.uk/faq.htm

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!!! A video about pure breeds, including a video of CKCs with syringomyelia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O0l0f50AAk&feature=related

Exercise-Induced Collapse

A video on EIC

http://www.vdl.umn.edu/vdl/ourservices/canineneuromuscular/faq/home.html#EIC

Minnesota Vet Diagnostic Laboratory

http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vdl/ourservices/canineneuromuscular/home.html

An article on EIC

http://www.working-retriever.com/library/staylor.html

Imaging

Myelogram, CAT scan and MRI

http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/myelogram.htm

MRI center in Easton, PA

http://www.animalscan.org/

MRI center in Ambler, PA

www.veterinaryimagingcenter.com

X-rays, radiographs, radiology

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/abdominal-radiograph-x-ray-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Ultrasound

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/abdominal-ultrasound-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Miscellaneous

6 web sites with canine carts

http://www.wheelchairsfordogs.com
http://www.doggon.com/home.html
http://www.eddieswheels.com
http://www.k9carts.com
http://www.pet-mobile.net
http://www.handicappedpets.com

Protect-a-pet for paralyzed pets

http://www.k9-carts.com/K9-Carts-Products/protect-a-pet.php

Booties, beds, CART RENTAL, steps...

http://www.handicappedpets.com

Walkabout Harness

http://www.walkaboutharnesses.com

Splints etc

www.orthovet.com

Bottoms Up Leash

www.bottomsupleash.com

Slings

www.k9caddie.com

Slings for weakness/paralysis of back legs

http://www.ruffwear.com/Web-Master-Harness?sc=2&category=1131

Wound protection, hygroma

www.dogleggs.com

Bandage protection, Medipaw

medivetproducts.com

Garment/body suit for wounds

http://www.k9topcoat.com/

Booties (foot protection), booties and splint for carpus/ tarsus support

http://www.ruffwear.com/Barkn-Boots-Skyliner

http://www.therapaw.com/Therapaw.asp

Muzzles

www.dogmuzzle.com

Info on crate training, housebreaking, agility and Brittany Spaniels

www.mtviewbrittanys.com

Brain and spinal tumors

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/101800.htm

Meningioma (brain tumor)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1995

Fibro-cartilagenous embolus (FCE)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1663

Myasthenia gravis

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1544

Positive Tensilon text

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7YX9kuWrxA

Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis (GME)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2074

Spondylosis deformans

http://www.dogstuff.info/spondylosis_deformans_lanting.html


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