Authors: Takahashi F, Honnami A, Toki M, Dosaka A, Fujita Y, Hara Y, Yamaguchi S

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of durotomy as an adjunct to surgical decompression in dogs with thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniation (TL-IVDH) and loss of deep pain perception (DPP) in the hind limbs.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study.

ANIMALS: Dogs (n = 116) with TL-IVDH and loss of DPP treated with hemilaminectomy.

Category: Spine
Authors: Mateo I

OBJECTIVE: To describe median manubriotomy to access the ventral aspect of the caudal cervical and cranial thoracic spine and report the outcomes in dogs with lesions affecting the spinal cord at C6-T2 vertebral bodies. To evaluate possible complications of this technique and clinical outcomes.

Category: Spine
Authors: Guo S, Lu D, Pfeiffer S, Pfeiffer DU

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the proportion of non-ambulatory dogs with cervical intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH) in a private clinic and to compare signalment and outcome between those that underwent single or multiple ventral slot decompression (VSD).

Category: Spine
Authors: King JC, Corfield GS, Mouatt JG, Kan CY, Moses PA

OBJECTIVE: To assess the short- and long-term outcome of an anchored intervertebral titanium device (C-LOX) for the treatment of 10 dogs with disc-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (DACSM) and 1 dog with osseous-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy.

Category: Spine
Authors: Upchurch DA, Renberg WC, Turner HS, McLellan JG

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if either the rate of onset of clinical signs or duration from initial clinical signs to surgical decompression affected the overall quality or duration of recovery in dogs with intervertebral disc extrusion

Category: Spine
Authors: Guevar J1, Zidan N, Durand A, Olby NJ

OBJECTIVE: To describe the safety and feasibility of a minimally invasive spine surgery technique to access the thoracolumbar vertebral canal in dogs.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study.

ANIMALS: Six healthy research dogs.

Category: Spine
Authors: Lee S, Millecamps M, Foster DZ, Stone LS.

Low back pain (LBP) is a leading cause of global disability. Multiple anatomical, cellular and molecular factors implicated in LBP, including degeneration of lumbar intervertebral discs (IVDs). We previously described a mouse model that displays behavioral symptoms of chronic LBP.

Category: Spine
Authors: Harris G, Freeman P.

OBJECTIVE: Intervertebral disc extrusion is a common disease affecting chondrodystrophic dogs. It has been reported that fenestration of thoracolumbar intervertebral discs reduces recurrence of disc extrusion and is associated with a low complication rate.

Category: Spine
Authors: Bonelli MA, da Costa RC.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the neurologic signs and MRI findings for German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) with cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM).

ANIMALS: 10 GSDs with confirmed CSM.

Category: Imaging - Spine