Authors: Stephanie L Mella, Thomas Ja Cardy, Holger A Volk, Steven De Decker

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate if a combination of discrete clinical characteristics can be used to identify the most likely differential diagnoses in cats with spinal disease.

Category: Spine
Authors: Vera Lichtenhahn, Henning Richter, Thomas Gödde, Patrick Kircher

Objective: To describe low-field MRI findings associated with lumbosacral foraminal stenosis and radiculopathy and correlate these with clinical signs.

Study design: Retrospective study.

Animals: Client-owned dogs (n = 240) that underwent a clinical examination and standardized MRI protocol of the lumbosacral junction.

Category: Imaging - Spine
Authors: Jeffery ND, Mankin JM, Ito D, Boudreau CE, Kerwin SC, Levine JM, Krasnow MS, Andruzzi MN, Alcott CJ, Granger N

OBJECTIVE: To report recovery of ambulation of dogs treated with extended thoracolumbar durotomy for severe spinal cord injury caused by intervertebral disc herniation.

STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cohort.

Category: Spine
Authors: Beer P, Park BH, Steffen F, Smolders DLA, Pozzi A, Knell SC

OBJECTIVE: To compare the accuracy of pedicle screw insertion (PSI) into canine lumbosacral vertebrae with custom-made three-dimensionally (3D)-printed drill guides or freehand insertion.

Category: Spine
Authors: Alisauskaite N, Bitterli T, Kircher PR, Pozzi A, Grinwis GCM, Steffen F, Smolders LA.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate agreement in results obtained with an MRI-based grading scheme and a macroscopic observation-based grading scheme when used to assess intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration in ca

Category: Imaging - Spine
Authors: Takahashi F, Honnami A, Toki M, Dosaka A, Fujita Y, Hara Y, Yamaguchi S

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of durotomy as an adjunct to surgical decompression in dogs with thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniation (TL-IVDH) and loss of deep pain perception (DPP) in the hind limbs.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study.

ANIMALS: Dogs (n = 116) with TL-IVDH and loss of DPP treated with hemilaminectomy.

Category: Spine
Authors: Mateo I

OBJECTIVE: To describe median manubriotomy to access the ventral aspect of the caudal cervical and cranial thoracic spine and report the outcomes in dogs with lesions affecting the spinal cord at C6-T2 vertebral bodies. To evaluate possible complications of this technique and clinical outcomes.

Category: Spine
Authors: Guo S, Lu D, Pfeiffer S, Pfeiffer DU

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the proportion of non-ambulatory dogs with cervical intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH) in a private clinic and to compare signalment and outcome between those that underwent single or multiple ventral slot decompression (VSD).

Category: Spine
Authors: King JC, Corfield GS, Mouatt JG, Kan CY, Moses PA

OBJECTIVE: To assess the short- and long-term outcome of an anchored intervertebral titanium device (C-LOX) for the treatment of 10 dogs with disc-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (DACSM) and 1 dog with osseous-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy.

Category: Spine
Authors: Upchurch DA, Renberg WC, Turner HS, McLellan JG

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if either the rate of onset of clinical signs or duration from initial clinical signs to surgical decompression affected the overall quality or duration of recovery in dogs with intervertebral disc extrusion

Category: Spine