Pet of the Month: February 2012

abigail 1“Abigail” Sydney – Dachshund

Abigail is a 5-year-old Dachshund that presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology for further assessment of hind limb weakness and wobbliness. Signs had been present for 2-3 weeks and were not getting better with rest, restrictions and medical management. 

After evaluation by Dr. Lane, Abigail underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the spinal cord in the middle of Abigail’s back. An intervertebral disc extrusion (rupture) was found at T12-T13. Abigail underwent successful surgery. She was a little timid and nervous in the hospital following surgery, but was a great patient overall.

Abigail was recently in for a recheck and was given the green light for normal activity. She has recovered without pain, weakness or ataxia. We wish you the best Abigail.

 

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