How do I investigate and manage cervical pain in young dogs?

Speaker: Simon Platt

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How do I investigate and manage cervical pain in young dogs?


Neck pain is common sign of spinal disease in dogs and can be due to multiple causes. Diagnosis involves the use of imaging, CSF tap and systemic investigation. Treatment needs to be specific for the disease itself and can be medical or surgical, as well as symptomatic aiming to relive the pain. In this session, we will review the most common causes of neck pain in dogs, how to diagnose the specific conditions and how to directly and symptomatically manage the conditions.

5 learning objectives

1. What are the main differentials for neck pain in young dogs
2. How do i treat discospondylitis
3. How do i diagnose steroid responsive meningitis
4. How to I treat GME when it causes neck pain
5. What is the prognosis with spinal tumors causing neck pain