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- September 9, 2006 at 5:45 pm #80924AnonymousGuest
I beleive one of our customers ckcs has this not seen her for a while for obvious reasons 🙁October 10, 2006 at 4:23 pm #80925AnonymousGuest
[quote author=kizkiznobite link=topic=4760.msg71263#msg71263 date=1157787047]
hi – am pleased you came back – was worrying about the wee lad
syringomyelia is a cyst that grows in the spinal area and presses on nerves – it is genetic in ckcs – lots of work has been done both here and in the states to try and isolate the genetic coding – contact your breed club – they will have lots of information – is the vet going to do a MRI scan?
poor lad – he is very young for this to start – have you contacted your breeder? it is important that s/he knows
the club does have lots of info – and they do a newsletter
Kizz Syringomyelia is actually a malformation of the skull which allows the brain to herinate out of the skull blocking the spinal column & preventing the Cerbral Fluid from draining out of the skull, this causes sphinx to form in the spinal column-it has nothiong at all to do with cysts on the spine. The syptoms can start as young as under six months 🙁
Jules-it is not the end of the world there is medication to relieve the symptoms & the pain when it occurs. From your first post I thought it was SM especially as you have a Cavalier(it does occur in other breeds but no one talks about it except in Cavaliers)
You might want to join this support group http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ArnoldChiari_dogs/
Research is being done to map the whole Genome of the Cavalier in order to find the markers genes for SM(it’s a polygenetic condition) & MVDOctober 10, 2006 at 4:40 pm #80926kizkiznobiteMember
in older dogs it can be the result of obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid caused by cysts – but yes otherwise in young dogs as you sayOctober 10, 2006 at 7:43 pm #80927October 21, 2006 at 7:17 pm #80928Mrs LMember
I just wanted to send hugs and :-* to your baby and you, and I hope you find a treatment that works well for him. sorry, I’ve nothing practical to advise, apart from I believe this board is great – I’ve not posted much at all, tend to lurk, but when I want advice with my 2 Cavvies, they’ve been great.
Thinking of you both
xOctober 21, 2006 at 9:13 pm #80929AnonymousGuest
sadly he was PTS :'(October 22, 2006 at 10:41 am #80930toppyMember
oh how awful! :'(November 3, 2006 at 12:05 pm #80931Kerry_and_BeauMember
Oh no poor darling :'(November 3, 2006 at 3:45 pm #80932AnonymousGuest
Its kelly am 8 i am with mel shes my mum
Travis not good.
buy 🙂 ::)November 3, 2006 at 3:50 pm #80933AnonymousGuest
is travis poorly?November 3, 2006 at 3:53 pm #80934toppyMember
awww bless! hiya kelly! 🙂
Oh no, wonder whats wrong with travis ???November 3, 2006 at 4:07 pm #80935Still learningMember
??? Does anyone know what’s wrong with Travis 🙁November 3, 2006 at 4:29 pm #80936AnonymousGuest
kelly is travis not well? How was mums appointment today?November 3, 2006 at 5:28 pm #80937kizkiznobiteMember
ah that explains a reported post – a kiddy trying to work the site bless
hiya kelly – can you do another post?
hugs flower – hope mummy better soonNovember 3, 2006 at 5:46 pm #80938AnonymousGuest
hehe its ok travis is fine ;D
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