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post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-27-2014, 04:08 PM
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so sad to hear about so many of our members Doberman dealing with cvi/wobblers.

not sure if this site has been linked to yet in this thread already but was reading it today.

http://surgery.anzcvs.org.au/surgery...l%20DA-CSM.pdf

found this interesting, and worrisome too.........

"Aetiology is still unknown. Below are some proposed aetiologies:

Genetic: Many investigators propose a genetic origin; however, no well-designed prospective studies have been performed.

Congenital: PhD study investigated CT findings of neonatal Dobermans compared to other neonatal breeds. Stenosis of the cranial aspect of the vertebral canal and asymmetry of the vertebral body were identified in 5/6/7 cervical vertebrae of neonatal Dobermans – ie: Dobermans are born with congenital vertebral stenosis.(Burbidge, 1999)

Body Conformation: Large head and long neck, with rapid growth rate, were previously proposed as a predisposing factor. However, a study of New Zealand Dobermans showed no correlation between conformation (head size, neck length, body length, height) and radiographic signs of CCSM.(Burbidge et al., 1994)

Nutritional: Previously, overfeeding and excessive calcium were implicated in Great Danes. However, given the improvements in diet and the continuing development of CCSM, the importance of nutrition as a predisposing factor is questionable.(Burbidge et al., 1999)"
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I follow many Doberman rescue pages and have done a lot of fostering of rescue animals. When it comes to a breed such as purebred Dobermans, I sometimes wonder, as when whole litters are placed for adoption or dogs come out of horrible circumstances, should adopters be concerned about these vital heath issues?

Does the standard early spay and neuter affect the later outcome? I see purebred Doberman pups up for adoption at 8 weeks already neutered. This is an attempt to control breeding, I understand that, but growth is affected also by this practice.

I look at the dogs, and so many especially down in the deep south, have had such sad lives and are so poorly bred, poor nutrition. I have been considering making my next dog a rescue, but I have a lot of reservations. I wonder if these dogs may have lifelong problems that aren't easy to spot right away. Is there any reason to believe rescue Dobermans are more at risk for severe health problems than dogs from reputable breeders?
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My old Dobe had the Gold Bead implants. It gave us a good extra 3 - 4 years. His was more from an accident. Running in to me full speed & compressed his spine. I would do them in a heartbeat again. Mine were done by the original Vet in Marion Indiana. Around 1500 dollars
I elected for this instead of surgery because Ohio State said a lot of times it keeps moving on down the spine & multiple surgeries would probably be his life.
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Thank you for compiling all the information and experiences here. This has been extremely helpful as I deal with my boys diagnosis. It has given me hope and some measure of confidence in my vets approach. I trust her implicitly and everything I've read confirms her suggestions.

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Thank you for compiling all the information and experiences here. This has been extremely helpful as I deal with my boys diagnosis. It has given me hope and some measure of confidence in my vets approach. I trust her implicitly and everything I've read confirms her suggestions.

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Jordie0587, I'm sorry for your boys diagnosis. I'm still fairly new to the Wobblers thing, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I've been doing the holistic route with my girl and she is doing fantastic. Darkevs linked some of my threads earlier in this post, so you may have already seen them.
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Yes! I read as many as I could lol. My vet is into holistic therapy. He had acupuncture today as well as cold laser treatment. I've seen her do wonders with neuro stuff so I'm confident she will be able to help. I'll ask her about the gold beads procedure, she loves that kind of stuff and I imagine would be happy to get in touch with the vet up North for more info.

I actually worked for her for a while but left/was let go because I had a hard time dealing with shitty owners lol.
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Hi, Bruno just started signs of wobblers. My Dante had it for many years and he is no longer with us but I am all too familiar with this terrible disease.
I've been doing research online and came across Dr Adamo who is located in the Bay Area. He's developed the Adamo Spinal DiscTM.

World know Ronaldo C da Costa, DMV, MSc, PhD Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Professor, Service Head - Neurology and Neurosurgery at Ohio State University is also using Adamo Disc!

HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THIS??!! OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS???

PLEASE REPOST THIS TO ALL YOU FEEL MAY BENEFIT? I really need to get some recommendations weather good or bad???

Wobbler Syndrome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9K1jqawoa4
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https://www.dobermantalk.com/doberman...-wobblers.html

I have added the link to the above thread as there is info on a treatment I had not heard of before. eighmie posted about the Assisi loop used to treat wobblers.

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Our Sarge at 11 years old had disc 5 and 6 pushing into his spinal cord in November of 2016. Had the surgery done at VCA Arboretum in Downers Grove,Illinois. He is a healthy boy today at age 12-4 months old. He has a little arthritis, but is still loves going on walks.
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