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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 485-493
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.052


Neurological Examination for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Spinal Disorders in Dogs
G.S. Khante, S.V. Upadhye, P.T. Jadhao, N.P. Dakshinkar, B.M. Gahlod, S.K. Sahatpure and N.V. Kurkure
Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, Nagpur Veterinary College, Seminary Hills, Nagpur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The research on neurological examination for diagnosis of spinal disorders in dogs was undertaken at the College Hospital of Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur during 2015 to 2018 on fifty-two clinical cases of dogs with the aim to study efficacy of individual neurological tests in diagnosing the cases of spinal affections. The dogs were treated either by medicinal treatment or surgery. The conservative medicinal treatment included injections of methyl prednisolone acetate (group I) or methyl prednisolone succinate (group II), @ 30mg/kg as per requirement whereas surgical group included hemilaminectomy in spinal compression (group III) and spinal fixation in fractures or luxation (group IV). Among the spinal reflexes, myotatic reflexes i.e. patellar, cranial tibial, sciatic and gastrocnemius reflexes and flexor i.e. pedal or withdrawal reflexes were evaluated and classified on the day of presentation and at scheduled interval during the treatment. The results indicated that these neurological tests proved very useful in determining the grades of the neurological deficits and it was possible to judge the response to treatment on the basis of these tests proving their efficiency.


Keywords: Neurological examination, Spinal disorders, Prognosis
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Khante, G.S., S.V. Upadhye, P.T. Jadhao, N.P. Dakshinkar, B.M. Gahlod, S.K. Sahatpure and Kurkure, N.V. 2019. Neurological Examination for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Spinal Disorders in Dogs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 485-493. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.052