Absence of the dens in a 9.5-year-old rottweiler with non-progressive clinical signs.

TitleAbsence of the dens in a 9.5-year-old rottweiler with non-progressive clinical signs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPatton KM, Almes KM, de Lahunta A
JournalThe Canadian veterinary journal. La revue vétérinaire canadienne
Volume51
Issue9
Pagination1007-10
Date Published2010 Sep
ISSN0008-5286
KeywordsAnimals, Atlanto-Axial Joint, Disease Progression, Dislocations, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Male, Odontoid Process
Abstract

Absence of the dens is rarely described in large breed dogs. In this rottweiler, mild neurological deficits seen at 6 mo of age did not progress for the 9.5 y of the dog's life despite lack of surgical intervention. This finding underscores the marked differences between small and large breeds.

DOI10.1111/j.1365-3164.2011.00980.x
Alternate JournalCan. Vet. J.