Surgery gives dog with wobbler's syndrome a second chance

12/19/2011 | Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

Veterinary neurosurgeon Fred Wininger at the University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital performed a spinal decompression surgery on a rescued Newfoundland with caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy, also called wobbler's syndrome. The condition, which mostly affects large-breed dogs, causes limb weakness and instability and may progress to paralysis. Without the surgery, the dog likely would have been euthanized.

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