Monday Apr 21

TOY DOGS MANUAL - LATE 2014

A Self-Help Manual For Toy Dog Lovers - why? 

Because I LOVE toy breeds and with the escalation of these small but mighty dogs in rescues and shelters, it's time that we examine our real-ationships with the dogs we profess to love so much. 

This little book takes us on a journey together into the 5th dimension of toy dogs and how can make their lives and our lives more full-filling and provide them with as much as they give us.

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UPDATE: Latest SM/CM Findings

Published: February 12, 2014 - Quantitative Analysis of Chiari-Like Malformation and Syringomyelia in the Griffon Bruxellois Dog

Abstract

This study aimed to develop a system of quantitative analysis of canine Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia on variable quality MRI. We made a series of measurements from magnetic resonance DICOM images from Griffon Bruxellois dogs with and without Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia and identified several significant variables. We found that in the Griffon Bruxellois dog, Chiari-like malformation is characterized by an apparent shortening of the entire cranial base and possibly by increased proximity of the atlas to the occiput. As a compensatory change, there appears to be an increased height of the rostral cranial cavity with lengthening of the dorsal cranial vault and considerable reorganization of the brain parenchyma including ventral deviation of the olfactory bulbs and rostral invagination of the cerebellum under the occipital lobes.

Citation: Knowler SP, McFadyen AK, Freeman C, Kent M, Platt SR, et al. (2014) Quantitative Analysis of Chiari-Like Malformation and Syringomyelia in the Griffon Bruxellois Dog. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88120. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088120

 

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