Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of a canine spinal cord injury. Academic Article uri icon


  • A nine-year-old female crossbred dog was presented with tetraplegia following a fall. No vertebral abnormalities were detectable on plain radiographs of the cervical spine. Magnetic resonance imaging scans revealed absence of extraparenchymal compression and an area of oedema within the cervical spinal cord, suggesting a favourable prognosis. Following nursing care and physiotherapy, the dog recovered the ability to walk, although mild neurological deficits persisted in the left limbs.

published proceedings

  • J Small Anim Pract

author list (cited authors)

  • Gopal, M. S., & Jeffery, N. D.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Gopal, MS||Jeffery, ND

publication date

  • January 2001