January 23rd, 2007, 03:49 PM
Has anyone had any experience with Cauda Equina Syndrom as a diagnose's for their dog? I have found some info on the web but just wondering if anyone has had this experience?
January 23rd, 2007, 08:25 PM
Sorry, I haven't had any experience with it...:o :sorry:
January 23rd, 2007, 10:46 PM
I am familiar with Cauda Equina in people. It's when the bundle of nerves in the lower back get damaged and is characterized by bladder and bowel incontinence and pain. It's a surgical emergency for people.
What are the symptoms? Maybe it could be intervertebral disc disease? I have a pup with this condition.
January 24th, 2007, 06:28 AM
My friend has a gsd that is 5 years old and has been diagnosed with this disease..He is now having trouble going to the bathroom...peeing or pooping..Prognosis is not good!
January 24th, 2007, 07:21 PM
My friend has a gsd that is 5 years old and has been diagnosed with this disease..He is now having trouble going to the bathroom
Is there a surgery that can be done? I know that with my little guy, he can have a surgery called a disc fenestration that will ease the pressure on his spinal cord. However, with cauda equina, I guess the option of surgery would be based on why the disease came to be. Whether it was a trauma, or a degenerative disease....
January 25th, 2007, 10:00 AM
Your in luck, it can occur in greyhounds especially in older males, it is also called lumbosacral stenosis, pain meds do very little to help the dog, and there is a treatment that does not require surgery it involves an injection of a drug that can last several months before another injection is required.
It is one of the infos, I am kind of saving since Sunny is getting older and has had leg, hip and back injuries so I am expecting this may problem yet for Sunny.
Print out pages 16 thru 18 of this PDF file for your vet to look at
If you have problems printing another copy of the article is on Suzanne's (the writer of the article) website under lumbosacral stenosis
If your vet wants to discuss with another vet the treatment
there is Bill Feeman who would put the info packet together
And Suzanne is the vet who wrote the article, on her website is her email address starts with Yumadons (just to make sure you get the right person and not the cancer specialist ;) )
Racing greyhounds range is size from roughly 50 to 100lbs if your vet needs size to med dose ratio for your dog, though probably better for your vet to discuss with one of the 2 vets mentioned since they are familiar with treating for LS.
January 26th, 2007, 06:51 PM
Winston, I hope that all that info OntarioGreys posted will help your friend's dog...OGrey's was able to identify a bit of a rarer condition one of our dog's just developed (faster than our very competent vet!), and provided excellent links that were great in terms of providing us with lots of information very quickly. :fingerscr