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Intervertebral and intravertebral ratios in Doberman pinscher dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy.
Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012 Sep-Oct; 53(5):518-23.VR

Abstract

No screening method is currently available to differentiate dogs with and without cervical spondylomyelopathy. Intravertebral and intervertebral ratios are used in horses and can predict cervical vertebral malformation. Intervertebral ratios could be a useful screening method for canine cervical spondylomyelopathy. Our purpose was to compare cervical intervertebral and intravertebral ratios in normal vs. affected Doberman pinschers. Forty dogs were studied, 27 affected and 13 normal. Cervical radiographs were obtained in all dogs. The minimum intra- and intervertebral sagittal diameter ratios were established for each cervical vertebrae and disc space from C(2) to C(7) . Comparisons were made between groups and specific vertebral body and disc levels. The effect of gender, age, and method of measurement (analog or digital radiographs) was also studied. There was no difference in either the intervertebral or intravertebral ratio between normal vs. affected dogs. The ratios decreased progressively along the cervical spine, being smallest at C(6) -C(7) and C(7) , respectively. Age, gender, and method of measurement had a significant influence on both inter- and intravertebral ratios, with smaller ratios seen as dogs aged and in male dogs. Based on our results, inter- or intravertebral ratios have no value to distinguish between clinically normal Doberman pinschers and Doberman pinschers with cervical spondylomyelopathy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. dacosta.6@osu.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22702434

Citation

da Costa, Ronaldo C., and Jacqueline A. Johnson. "Intervertebral and Intravertebral Ratios in Doberman Pinscher Dogs With Cervical Spondylomyelopathy." Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound : the Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association, vol. 53, no. 5, 2012, pp. 518-23.
da Costa RC, Johnson JA. Intervertebral and intravertebral ratios in Doberman pinscher dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012;53(5):518-23.
da Costa, R. C., & Johnson, J. A. (2012). Intervertebral and intravertebral ratios in Doberman pinscher dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound : the Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association, 53(5), 518-23. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8261.2012.01945.x
da Costa RC, Johnson JA. Intervertebral and Intravertebral Ratios in Doberman Pinscher Dogs With Cervical Spondylomyelopathy. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012 Sep-Oct;53(5):518-23. PubMed PMID: 22702434.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intervertebral and intravertebral ratios in Doberman pinscher dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy. AU - da Costa,Ronaldo C, AU - Johnson,Jacqueline A, Y1 - 2012/06/15/ PY - 2011/12/08/received PY - 2012/03/29/accepted PY - 2012/6/19/entrez PY - 2012/6/19/pubmed PY - 2012/10/24/medline SP - 518 EP - 23 JF - Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association JO - Vet Radiol Ultrasound VL - 53 IS - 5 N2 - No screening method is currently available to differentiate dogs with and without cervical spondylomyelopathy. Intravertebral and intervertebral ratios are used in horses and can predict cervical vertebral malformation. Intervertebral ratios could be a useful screening method for canine cervical spondylomyelopathy. Our purpose was to compare cervical intervertebral and intravertebral ratios in normal vs. affected Doberman pinschers. Forty dogs were studied, 27 affected and 13 normal. Cervical radiographs were obtained in all dogs. The minimum intra- and intervertebral sagittal diameter ratios were established for each cervical vertebrae and disc space from C(2) to C(7) . Comparisons were made between groups and specific vertebral body and disc levels. The effect of gender, age, and method of measurement (analog or digital radiographs) was also studied. There was no difference in either the intervertebral or intravertebral ratio between normal vs. affected dogs. The ratios decreased progressively along the cervical spine, being smallest at C(6) -C(7) and C(7) , respectively. Age, gender, and method of measurement had a significant influence on both inter- and intravertebral ratios, with smaller ratios seen as dogs aged and in male dogs. Based on our results, inter- or intravertebral ratios have no value to distinguish between clinically normal Doberman pinschers and Doberman pinschers with cervical spondylomyelopathy. SN - 1058-8183 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22702434/Intervertebral_and_intravertebral_ratios_in_Doberman_pinscher_dogs_with_cervical_spondylomyelopathy_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8261.2012.01945.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -