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Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

Wobbler disease is a catchall term referring to several possible malformations of the cervical vertebrae that cause an unsteady (wobbly) gait and weakness in dogs and horses. A number of different conditions of the cervical (neck) spinal column cause similar clinical signs. These conditions may include malformation of the vertebrae, intervertebral disc protrusion, and disease of the interspinal ligaments, ligamenta flava, and articular facets of the vertebrae.

Wobbler disease is also known as cervical vertebral instability, cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM), and cervical vertebral malformation (CVM). In dogs, the disease is most common in large breeds, especially Great Danes and Doberman Pinschers. In horses, it is not linked to a particular breed, though it is most often seen in tall, race-bred horses of Thoroughbred or Standardbred ancestry. It is most likely inherited to at least some extent in dogs and horses. – Wikipedia

Dog Breeds That Can Be Prone to Intervertebral Disc Diseaase

Great Danes
Doberman Pinschers
St. Bernards
Weimaraners
German Shepherd Dogs
Boxers
Basset Hounds
Rhodesian Ridgebacks
Dalmatians
Samoyeds
Old English Sheepdogs
Bull Mastiffs
Newfoundland Dogs
Greyhounds
Rottweilers

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