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Companion Animal Practice
Cervical pain in small animals
  1. Malcolm McKee

    Malcolm McKee graduated from Glasgow University in 1983 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. In 1988, he received an MVS degree from the University of Melbourne after completing a threeyear residency in small animal surgery, and the same year gained membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. He obtained the diploma in small animal orthopaedics in 1991. He is a partner in a referral practice in Solihull, West Midlands, and an RCVS specialist in small animal surgery (orthopaedics).


CERVICAL pain is a common presentation in small animal practice and often results in significant distress to both the patient and owner. It is of the utmost importance to obtain a prompt definitive diagnosis so that the prognosis can be determined and appropriate management instituted. Radiography and cerebrospinal fluid analysis are the two most useful ancillary aids.

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