Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology

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  • SPECIES:
    • ELEPHANT
  • SYSTEM:
    • SKELETAL
  • ORGAN:
    • BONE-VERTEBRA
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • STENOTIC MYELOPATHY
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • STEINBERG
  • INSTITUTION:
    • University of Wisconsin
  • GENPATH:
    • DISPLACEMENT
  • COMMENTS:
    • Thoroughbred, C3-C4. two types of cerviacl stenotic myelpathy occur in Thoroughbreds. Dynamic myelpathy occurs in a more proximal location in younger animals, and only manifests when the head is puled downward, resulting in compression of the spinal cord and ataxia. when the head is released, the ataxia disappearts. Older animals may exhibit "static"compression of the spinal cord, with a mild fixed subluxation of the anterior vertebral body and hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum, which compresses the spinal cord. It is difficult to tell the difference from a gross specimen without a clinical history.