A 1.5-year-old 16-kg spayed female Australian Cattle Dog was evaluated at a veterinary teaching hospital because of sudden-onset paraparesis that had progressed to paraplegia over the past 3 days. The dog had difficulty urinating on the day of presentation. The dog’s history was otherwise unremarkable, and its vaccination status was current. The dog had outdoor access, and trauma could not be ruled out. A physical examination, CBC, serum biochemical analyses, and abdominal radiography were performed by the referring veterinarian; there were no abnormal findings. The dog was referred to the veterinary neurology service. On admission, the dog was assessed by a board-certified veterinary neurologist.
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