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  • 1 School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G61 1QH, Scotland.
  • | 2 School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G61 1QH, Scotland.
  • | 3 School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G61 1QH, Scotland.
History

A 1-year-old neutered male Weimaraner was referred for evaluation of an acute onset of paraplegia. For 2 days prior to the onset of neurologic signs, the dog was lethargic and had episodic signs of pain. At the time of admission, no abnormalities were found on physical examination. Neurologic examination revealed normal mentation and cranial nerve function. The patient was paraplegic, with intact spinal reflexes and deep pain perception in both pelvic limbs and the tail. Signs of pain were evident over the cranial thoracic region of the vertebral column. The neuroanatomic localization was at the T3-L3 spinal cord segments.

Contributor Notes

Dr. Haley's present address is Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.

Address correspondence to Dr. Penderis (Jacques.Penderis@Glasgow.ac.uk).