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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 2504-2513

Some Important Neurological Parameters as Diagnostic and Prognostic Indicators in Posterior Paresis and Hind Quarter Weakness in Dogs
G.S. Khante1, S.V. Upadhye2*, P.T. Jadhao2, N.P. Dakshinkar3, B.M. Gahlod4 and S.K. Sahatpure4 and N.V. Kurkure5
1Cattle Breeding Farm, Nagpur Veterinary College, Seminary Hills, Nagpur, India 2Department of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, Nagpur Veterinary College, Seminary Hills, Nagpur- 440 006, India 3MAFSU, Nagpur, India 4TVCC, 5Department of Veterinary Pathology, NVC, Nagpur, India
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The investigation on some important neurological parameters as diagnostic and prognostic indicators in spinal disorders in dogs was undertaken at Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur during December 2015 to July 2018 on 53 dogs reported for the complaints of posterior paresis and hind quarter weakness. The dogs were subjected to clinical and neurological examinations and neurological grading was undertaken. All the dogs were treated according to their ailments by conservative management or the surgical interventions. Conservative medicinal treatment with injections of methyl prednisolone acetate (group I) or methyl prednisolone succinate (group II), both @ 30mg/kg body weight daily as per requirement, was given along with supportive treatment or surgical treatment was deployed on individual cases by using appropriate methods i.e. hemilaminectomy in spinal compression cases (group III) or spinal fixation in cases of fractures or luxation (group IV). Various neurological parameters such as conscious proprioception, deep pain sensation, panniculus reflex, urinary bladder tone and fecal control were studied before and during the course of treatment. The results indicated that these neurological tests proved very useful in determining the grades of the neurological deficits and improvement in neurological deficit and progress of the recovery could be judged on the basis of these tests proving their efficiency.

Keywords: Neurological tests, Dog, Paraplegia, Hindquarter weakness

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Khante, G.S., S.V. Upadhye, P.T. Jadhao, N.P. Dakshinkar, B.M. Gahlod and S.K. Sahatpure and Kurkure, N.V. 2019. Some Important Neurological Parameters as Diagnostic and Prognostic Indicators in Posterior Paresis and Hind Quarter Weakness in Dogs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 2504-2513. doi:
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