Objective-To evaluate the accuracy of specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences in determining the site, lateralization, and extent of extruded intervertebral disk material (EIDM), compared with surgical findings, in Dachshunds with thoracolumbar intervertebral disk extrusion (TLIDE). Design-Prospective clinical study. Sample Population-16 Dachshunds with clinical signs of intervertebral disk disease.
A 3.5 year-old male Rottweiler developed generalized acute progressive weakness 15 days after receiving an inactivated rabies vaccine. At clinical examination there was symmetrical quadriparesis with reduced spinal reflexes, cranial nerve function was normal and neither ataxia nor abnormal postural reactions were detected. Muscle biopsies from the semitendinosus muscle showed clear signs of denervation atrophy. Immunohistochemistry revealed the presence of antibodies against the myelin sheaths of peripheral nerves.