Dandy-Walker-Like Malformation (DWLM)in Purebred Eurasier Dogs with Familial Non-Progressive Ataxia
DWLM is a genetic disorder found in Eurasier dogs characterised by non-progressive ataxia, symptoms have been noted in dogs at 5 – 6 weeks old. The severity of the ataxia varies between dogs, from mild truncal sway, mild lack of movement coordination, subtle dysmetric gait, imbalance and pelvic limb ataxia to severe cerebellar ataxia in puppies and episodic falling or rolling. Follow-up examinations in adult dogs showed improvement of the cerebellar ataxia and a still absent menace response. Epileptic seizures occurred in some dogs.
References: Inferior Cerebellar Hypoplasia Resembling a Dandy-Walker-Like Malformation in Purebred Eurasier Dogs with Familial Non-Progressive Ataxia: A Retrospective and Prospective Clinical Cohort Study
Filipa Bernardino,1 Kai Rentmeister,2 Martin J. Schmidt,3 Andreas Bruehschwein,4 Kaspar Matiasek,5 Lara A. Matiasek,1 Alexander Lauda,1 Heinz A. Schoon,6 and Andrea Fischer1,*
Fernando de Castro, Academic Editor