Table 1

Signalment, clinical signs and examination, and neuroanatomical localisation of each case

CaseSignalmentHistoryClinical examinationNeurological localisation
12-year-old FE French bulldogAcute-onset vocalisationLumbar back pain, weight loss, decreased pelvic limb withdrawal reflexesL4–S3 myelopathy
212-year-old FN Labrador retrieverAcute-onset abnormal pelvic limb gaitThoracolumbar back pain, ambulatory paraparesis and pelvic limb ataxiaT3–L3 myelopathy
310-year-old MN Labrador retrieverAcute-onset abnormal pelvic limb gaitThoracolumbar back pain, ambulatory paraparesis and pelvic limb ataxiaT3–L3 myelopathy
48-year-old MN Labrador retrieverAcute-onset low neck carriageCervicothoracic back pain, ambulatory tetraparesis, pyrexiaC6–T2 myelopathy
53-year-old ME English bulldogAcute-onset lethargy and reluctance to walkThoracolumbar back pain, pyrexiaNone
611-year-old ME flat-coated retrieverAcute-onset lethargy and diarrhoeaThoracolumbar back pain, pyrexiaNone
76-year-old FE Cavalier King CharlesAcute-onset reluctance to rise and vocalisationThoracolumbar back pain, ambulatory paraparesis, pyrexia, left hind lamenessT3–L3 myelopathy
82-year-old FE Rhodesian ridgebackAcute-onset lethargy and vocalisationThoracolumbar back pain, pyrexiaNone
92-year-old MN border terrierAcute-onset lethargy and tremorsThoracolumbar back pain, pyrexiaNone
108-year-old MN crossbreedAcute-onset lethargy and reluctance to walkLow neck carriage, cervical painNone
115-year-old FN springer spanielAcute-onset lethargyLumbar back pain, pyrexiaNone
122-year-old MN Irish wolfhoundAcute-onset lameness, lethargy and abnormal pelvic limb gaitThoracic back pain, pyrexia, dysuria, lamenessC6–L3 myelopathy
1311-month-old MN whippetAcute-onset reluctance to walk and weight lossLumbar back pain, pyrexiaNone
141-year-old ME French bulldogAcute-onset reluctance to walkCervical pain, ambulatory tetraparesis, pyrexiaC1–C5 myelopathy
159-month-old FE British bulldogAcute-onset lethargy, vocalisation, vomiting and diarrhoeaThoracolumbar pain, pyrexiaNone
168-year-old ME German shepherd dogAcute-onset reluctance to walk and pollakiuriaLumbar pain, pyrexiaL4–S3 myelopathy
  • FE, Female Entire; FN, Female Neutered; ME, Male Entire; MN, Male Neutered.