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Common Questions About Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)

1. Why does Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) happen? There are two general types of IVDD, Types I and II. Type I IVDD typically affects younger to middle aged chondrodysplastic dogs (smaller dogs with short legs) such as the Dachshund, and usually results in an acute onset of clinical signs. Type I IVDD degeneration begins early…

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Canine Chiari Institute At Southeast Veterinary Neurology

Chiari malformation is a quite common condition found in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Brussels Griffons and a variety of other (typically small breed) dogs. As of April 2016, Southeast Veterinary Neurology will be offering reduced cost screening of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Brussels Griffons, and other high-risk breeds. What Does the Screening Package Include? Physical/neurological…

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BAER Hearing Testing in Dogs and Cats

What is Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) Testing? BAER evaluation is a non-invasive hearing test that allows the board-certified veterinary neurologists at Southeast Veterinary Neurology (SEVN) to confirm the existence of congenital or acquired hearing loss.  This specialized test for dogs and cats takes approximately 10-15 minutes and tests each ear individually.  BAER testing can be…

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