Cervical Vertebral Trabecular Bone Mineral Density in Great Danes With and Without Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (2014)

Armstrong J, da Costa RC, Martin-Vaquero P. Cervical Vertebral Trabecular Bone Mineral Density in Great Danes With and Without Cervical Spondylomyelopathy. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. v. 28, n.6, p. 1799-804, 2014.

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Background:Osseous-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy(CSM) typically occurs in young adult giantbreed dogs; with Great Danes (GDs) being most com-monly affected.1–4The prevalence of CSM in GDs pre-sented to North American teaching hospitals is high at4.2%, but the etiology remains unclear.aThe mainabnormalities present in osseous-associated CSMinclude bony malformations and osteoarthritic changesof the cervical vertebral articular process joints, pedi-cles, and dorsal lamina, resulting in vertebral canal ste-nosis and spinal cord compression.

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