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Dr. Jared B. Galle, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center


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Deep pain sensation
A prognosis for walking
Regaining deep pain sensation

Disc Episode
IVDD-friendly activities
After crate rest
Conservative Treatment
Crate Rest
Hump or arched back
Large Breeds
Questions to ask a neurologist
Magnesium w/SCI
MRI and conservative treatment
Multiple disc episodes
Multiple episodes rare?
Root signature pain
Sling use with wobbly legs
Stomach protection
Xray not expected to proove a disc episode

Expressing
Tense during expressing

Living with an IVDD dog
Fear of IVDD
Will IVDD affect other diseases?
Are leg spasms IVDD related?

Medications
Corticosteroid versus NSAIDs
Doxies are not little people
Medicating to prevent future
     herniations ?
Panting
Steroid use for dramatic decline
Timing of pain meds
Vaccinations for an IVDD dog

Spinal Cord healing
Expectation for SCI healing

Pain

Grunting
Hump or arched back
Myelomalacia
Myelomalacia vs Coonhound
   Paralysis
Panting
Random episodes of pain
Re-imaging
Root signature pain
Scar tissue
Timing of pain meds

Procedures
Dental anesthesia precautions
Fat graft during surgery
Laser Disc Ablation
Myelogram- head tilting
Myelogram vs MRI vs xray
MRI
Removal of disc material
Xrays


Therapy
Back Braces
Chiropractic Therapy (aka VOM)
Gait after surgery
Laser Therapy contraindication
Penis comes out of sheath
Wheelchair for rear sway

Treatment

Multiple surgeries?
Questions to ask a neurologist
Second surgery soon after the first
Surgery indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Isaacs
Dr. Andrew Isaacs, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center

Dr. Isaacs’ Ginger and Licorice are pictured.




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