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A 6-year-old 2-kg (4.4-lb) sexually intact female Yorkshire Terrier was referred to the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center because of pelvic limb paresis. The owners first noticed a sudden decrease in activity 2 days earlier; clinical signs progressed until the dog was unable to rise the morning of evaluation. Three years prior, the dog had been treated because of sudden onset of pelvic limb paralysis; at that time, a CT examination revealed intervertebral disk herniation with pronounced spinal cord compression at the L2–3 and L3–4 intervertebral spaces. A right-sided hemilaminectomy spanning the L1 through L4 vertebrae was performed, and a moderate

Contributor Notes

Dr. Hans’ present address is the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706.

This feature is published in coordination with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine on behalf of the specialty of neurology. Contributors to this feature should contact Dr. Helen L. Simons (800-248-2862, ext 6692) for case submission forms. Submissions will be sent to Dr. Karen Kline, DVM, DACVIM, for her review, except when Dr. Kline is an author.

This feature is published in coordination with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine on behalf of the specialty of neurology. Contributors to this feature should contact Dr. Helen L. Simons (800-248-2862, ext 6692) for case submission forms. Submissions will be sent to Dr. Karen Kline, DVM, DACVIM, for her review, except when Dr. Kline is an author.

Address correspondence to Dr. Hans (ehans.dvm@gmail.com).