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Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia Diagnosis Lag Time

Dr. Clare Rusbridge has reported that a considerable amount of time typically passes between the first onset of symptoms and a confirmed diagnosis is made of syringomyelia-affected dogs (an average of 1.6 years). During this period, irreversible nervous system damage can occur due to the progressive nature of the disease. We hope to understand why the lag between owner recognition and veterinary diagnosis exists, with the aim of identifying ways to reduce this time span...
Poll If your dog was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation and/or Syringomyelia, what was your biggest challenge in getting help for your CM/SM affected dog? Vote now!
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