Neuroaxonal dystrophy in a Rottweiler pup

Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Impact Factor: 1.56). 07/1988; 192(11):1560-2.
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An 8-month-old Rottweiler pup was evaluated for neurologic disorder. Clinical signs included ataxia, hypermetria of all 4 limbs, intention tremors of the head, lack of a menace reflex bilaterally, and mild proprioceptive deficits. The pup was euthanatized because of the progressive nature of the disease. Histopathologic findings consisted of decreased numbers of Purkinje cells in the cerebellum and moderate numbers of axonal spheroids in the nucleus cuneatus. This latter finding confirmed the diagnosis of neuroaxonal dystrophy.

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