Prevalence of asymptomatic syringomyelia in Cavalier King Charles spaniels. Academic Article uri icon


  • The prevalence of syringomyelia was investigated in a sample population of 555 Cavalier King Charles spaniels. All dogs, which were declared by their owners to be showing no clinical signs of syringomyelia, underwent MRI to determine the presence or absence of the condition. Data were analysed by logistic regression to determine the effects of sex and age on the prevalence of syringomyelia. Only increased age was found to have a significant effect. The prevalence of syringomyelia was 25 per cent in dogs aged 12 months, increasing to a peak of 70 per cent in dogs aged 72 months or more.

published proceedings

  • Vet Rec

altmetric score

  • 3.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Parker, J. E., Knowler, S. P., Rusbridge, C., Noorman, E., & Jeffery, N. D.

citation count

  • 62

complete list of authors

  • Parker, JE||Knowler, SP||Rusbridge, C||Noorman, E||Jeffery, ND

publication date

  • June 2011