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dc.contributor.authorVandiver, Kristen
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-10T20:03:39Z
dc.date.available2008-11-10T20:03:39Z
dc.date.issued2005-10-26
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/11606
dc.description.abstractPeruvian Best, a 10-year-old intact male alpaca, presented to the Cornell University Farm Animal Hospital with a seven day history of limb weakness, difficulty walking, and finally recumbancy. Inability to rise or bear weight was the only abnormality found on physical examination. Best was treated for presumptive infection with Parelaphostrongylus tenuis but a cerebrospinal fluid tap indicated chronic inflammation without eosinophils present. Cervical radiographs showed a collapsed disk space at C5-C6 along with chronic bony changes. Computed tomography revealed intervertebral disk disease with a calcified and extruded disk at C5-C6 causing extradural spinal cord compression. Best was euthanized after CT while under general anesthesia. There are two forms of IVDD classified in small animal medicine as Hansen types I and II, both of which cause secondary changes in the spinal cord and result in clinical neurologic signs.
dc.description.sponsorshipA ten year old intact male alpaca presented with a seven day history of limb weakness, difficulty walking, and finally recumbancy. Inability to rise or bear weight was the only abnormality found on physical examination. The alpaca was treated for presumptive infection with Parelaphostrongylus tenuis but a cerebrospinal fluid tap indicated chronic inflammation without eosinophils present. Cervical radiographs showed a collaped disk space at C5-C6 along with chronic bony changes. Computed tomography revealed intervertebral disk disease with a calcified and extruded disk at C5-C6 causing extradural spinal cord compression. The patient was euthanized after CT while under general anesthesia. There are two forms of IVDD classified in small animal medicine as Hansen types I and II, both of which cause secondary changes in the spinal cord and result in clinical neurologic signs.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior seminar paperen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeminar SF610.1 2006 V36
dc.subjectAlpaca -- Diseases -- Case studies
dc.titleCervical intervertebral disk disease in an alpacaen_US
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