Canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) has been recognized for over 35 years. It’s a spontaneously occurring, adult-onset, spinal-cord disorder affecting dogs. Degenerative myelopathy, which is also known as chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy (CDRM), is characterized by clinical signs of slowly progressive hind-limb weakness and paralysis. The symptoms are caused by the oxidative damage to and degeneration of the Schwann cells in the white matter of the spinal cord. This degeneration causes interference with both motor and sensory function of the white matter.
Degenerative myelopathy has been diagnosed in many dog breeds, but most of the research has been focused on these breeds:
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