A progressive neurologic disease was identified in a family of closely related Brittany Spaniel dogs. The disease developed in dogs less than 1 year old and characteristically resulted in paraspinal and proximal pelvic limb muscular atrophy. Neurologic examination, electrodiagnostic testing, and histologic studies indicated that the disease results from motor horn cell degeneration. A colony of affected dogs was established, and breeding studies incriminated an inherited basis for the disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1979|
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