Thoracolumbar Hansen Type I intervertebral disc disease in a 5 year old Dachshund
O'Brien, Emily C.W.
Hansen type I intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a common affliction due to chronic, degenerative disc changes leading to acute clinical signs. This type of disc degeneration is most prevalent in the dachshund and other hypochondroplastic breeds. This report presents a case of IVDD in a 5 year old dachshund, outlining the clinical diagnostic and treatment plans available for this disease, with a particular focus on post-operative care. The pathophysiology of IVDD and prognostic factors will also be discussed.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2009 O27
Dogs -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Case studies; Dogs -- Surgery -- Case studies