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What is Chronic Degenerative Radiculo Myelopathy in Dogs?

Chronic Degenerative Radiculo Myelopathy (CDRM) has been described as the most common cause of progressive hind limb dysfunction in older German Shepherd Dogs. Canine degenerative myelopathy, sometimes called chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy, is not curable and it akes hold in the dog's spinal cord.

The disease is typically more likely to occur in dogs above the age of 7 years old and although the GSD is the most commonly affected breed, it is also seen in breeds such as the Pembroke Welsh corgi and Boxer.

Some of the symptoms of Chronic Degenerative Radiculo Myelopathy include progressive weakness and incoordination of the rear limbs which eventually leads to complete paralysis.

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  1. Margaret

    July 14, 2017 at 8:26 am

    I was talking to lady with a shepherd the other day and I said to her how old was she and she said she was only Three years old.I could have sob for it but could not let it show Its about time the kennel club got it head out of the sand and stop this and try to breed it out .

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