Neuropathic disorders in Leonberger
A variety of neuropathic disorders have been
found in dogs and thus in Leonbergers, some of them can best be compared with
Charcot-Marie-Tooth in humans, others are Cerebellum Ataxia Leuco Encophalo
Myelopathy, Wobbler Syndrome, Degenerative Myleopathy.
A problem is that more or less the same symptoms
may be caused by many diseases, included poisoning, hyperthyroism and
In case a dog has a strange gait, has problems to stay on its feet, has his
voice changed, has problems breathing, the possibility of a neuropathic disorder
must not be overlooked.
Studies of Leonberger Polyneuropathy
in Minnesota and Switzerland have resulted in a genetic test for two forms of LPN
Specific information on a form of PN
for which a genetic test is available can be found on the
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Leonberger affected by Polyneurpoathy.
the amyotrophy of the hind legs.
(After S. Blot)
Leonberger affected by Polyneuropathy.
the way the front feet are placed and the amyothrophy of the hind
legs. (after S. Blot)