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Companion Animal Practice
Intervertebral disc disease in the dog 2. Management options
  1. Malcolm McKee

    Malcolm McKee is a partner in a referral practice in Solihull, West Midlands, and an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics). He graduated from Glasgow in 1983 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania the following year. In 1988, he received an MVS degree from the University of Melbourne and the same year gained membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. He obtained the RCVS diploma in small animal orthopaedics in 1991 and received the BSAVA Simon Award in 1995. He has a particular interest in spinal surgery in the dog.


THE first part of this two-part article on degenerative disc disease in the dog covered intervertebral disc and spinal cord pathophysiology, historical and clinical features, differential diagnosis and diagnostic aids (In Practice, July/August 2000, pp 355-369). This article discusses the management options, both non-surgical and surgical, for cervical, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral disc disease.

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