By James M. Fingeroth, William B. Thomas
Advances in Intervertebral Disc ailment in canine and Cats defines our current wisdom of this universal scientific challenge, compiling info concerning the dogs and pussycat intervertebral disc right into a unmarried resource. As a accomplished, concentrated paintings, the publication is an authoritative reference for figuring out and treating disc affliction, delivering a valid clinical and scientific foundation for selection making. supplying an goal synthesis of the present literature, the publication offers tips at the method of a possible disc rupture, surgical and clinical thoughts, and administration of the patient.
Offering an entire knowing of intervertebral disc affliction, the ebook describes and discusses the controversies and matters surrounding this subject, acknowledging the gaps in our knowledge. Advances in Intervertebral Disc ailment in canine and Cats presents updated, trustworthy info in this universal for veterinary surgeons, neurologists, and normal practitioners.
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MMP-2 is the enzyme responsible for breakdown of collagen type II, and its activity in canine IVDs in different stages of degeneration is similar to that in humans . 18 Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats Diagnostic imaging Acute spinal cord injury Intervertebral disc degeneration/disease gives rise to similar clinical signs in humans and dogs, with neck or back pain and neurological deficits as the most common features when there is herniation. Because the human disc is more heavily innervated than the canine disc (sensory branches from the sinuvertebral nerve), people are sometimes affected with symptoms of discomfort associated with disc degeneration without actual herniation (so-called discogenic pain).
Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats by James M. Fingeroth, William B. Thomas