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Brain Tumours

What is a brain tumour? A brain tumour is a form of cancer affecting the covering of the brain tissue or the brain itself. How can I tell if my…

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Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

What is Canine Degenerative Myelopathy? Canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) is characterised by a non-painful progressive hind limb paralysis in older dogs. Canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) was previously known as chronic degenerative…

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Fibrocartilaginous Embolism

What is fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE)? Fibrocartilaginous embolism is a sudden onset spinal cord injury as a result of a sudden blockage of a vessels blood supply to an area of…

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Neuromuscular Disease

What is Neuromuscular Disease? The nervous system comprises the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction and muscles. All these structures make up the nervous system. The nervous system can…

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Feline Orofacial Pain Syndrome (FOPS)

What is Feline Orofacial Pain Syndrome (FOPS)? Feline Orofacial Pain Syndrome is a disease characterised by face and tongue mutilation and other behavioural signs suggesting oral and facial discomfort (for…

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Epilepsy

What is Epilepsy? Seizures are the physical manifestation of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain and are the most common neurological problem in canines and felines. They can be very…

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Chiari-like Malformation and Syringomyelia

What is Chiari-like Malformation and Syringomyelia? Chiari-like Malformation alters the flow of cerebrospinal fluid between the skull and spinal column resulting in a collection of fluid pockets (singular: syrinx, plural:…

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Meningoencephalitis of Unknown Cause

What is Meningoencephalitis of Unknown Aetiology (MUA) or Cause? MUA is a group of autoimmune conditions where the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system for an unknown reason. Inflammation of…

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Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis (SRMA)

What is SRMA? Steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) in dogs is an ‘immune mediated’ or ‘auto-immune’ condition where inflammation occurs in the blood vessels in the lining of the nervous system…

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Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

What is intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)? Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is the most common spinal disease in dogs and is also seen occasionally in cats. The most common spinal surgery performed…

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Rehabilitation of Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

Conservative management of IVDD There are many dogs diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease that do not require surgery. These dogs can be effectively managed with rehabilitation. Early intervention and support is vital…

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Rehabilitation of Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE)

As a non-surgical disease of the spinal cord, rehabilitation has a huge role to play in managing dogs diagnosed with FCE. Following diagnosis one of our chartered physiotherapists will assess your dog and design…

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