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Margaret C
18th November 2008, 08:55 PM
For a few weeks I have felt that the Dog World breed notes have been just a little biased.
Today I posted a comment and some information, that may address the balance a little.
http://www.dogworld.co.uk/Breeds/BreedsHome.aspx?nodeID=264

Margaret C

Karlin
18th November 2008, 09:12 PM
This is a direct link:

http://www.dogworld.co.uk/Breeds/BreedNotes/46-CAV

:)

*Pauline*
18th November 2008, 09:31 PM
Nice comment Margaret. :flwr:

Cathy Moon
19th November 2008, 02:10 AM
Nice comment Margaret. :flwr:
Ditto from me.:flwr:

RodRussell
19th November 2008, 10:25 PM
There are more comments now on the page http://www.dogworld.co.uk/Breeds/BreedNotes/46-CAV and I notice a side discussion about some event last Friday in Cambridge regarding whether Chiari-like malformation is the cause of syringomyelia in the Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Does anyone know anything about this?

*Pauline*
19th November 2008, 10:51 PM
Rod, in one of your posts on Dog World you mention two types of surgery, foramen magnum decompression surgeries and suboccipital decompression surgeries. Would you or anyone else mind explaining the difference to me please?

HollyDolly
19th November 2008, 10:52 PM
For a few weeks I have felt that the Dog World breed notes have been just a little biased.
Today I posted a comment and some information, that may address the balance a little.
http://www.dogworld.co.uk/Breeds/BreedsHome.aspx?nodeID=264

Margaret C

Have just read your post on above site. Could not find the link you referred to Re scratching and allergies. Please you could let us have it here on Cavalier talk.
Cheers Nanette

*Pauline*
19th November 2008, 11:04 PM
Have just read your post on above site. Could not find the link you referred to Re scratching and allergies. Please you could let us have it here on Cavalier talk.
Cheers Nanette

It's in Paragraph 4 of what Norma wrote, follow this link.
http://www.dogworld.co.uk/Breeds/BreedNotes/46-CAV

It starts, "I read recently..."

HollyDolly
19th November 2008, 11:12 PM
Sorry for confusion, It,s what Margaret wrote Post 3. She mentions a link to an article.

RodRussell
19th November 2008, 11:21 PM
Rod, in one of your posts on Dog World you mention two types of surgery, foramen magnum decompression surgeries and suboccipital decompression surgeries. Would you or anyone else mind explaining the difference to me please?

That was my mistake. They actually are two different names for the same type of surgery. I must have been thinking of Geoffrey Skerritt's insertion of a shunt, rather than removing the supraoccipital bone, as the other form. I don't know what he calls that, but it apparently works for his patients.

Nicki
20th November 2008, 10:22 AM
Mr Skerritt has been carrying out decompression surgery for some time now too - he has done 30 - 40. He doesn't broach the meninges though, he says this gives a quicker recovery, but obviously does not have the long term results that Dr Clare Rusbridge and others have.

My understanding is that sometimes the cerebellum is adhered to the meninges {where they have been forced together from the pressure} so that has to be addressed - I'm not sure how Mr Skerritt deals with this situation.

I'm not sure whether Mr Skerritt does still do shunt surgeries - I know some neurologists have done both procedures at the same time - eg Dr Carly Abramson in the US.

chloe92us
20th November 2008, 06:45 PM
I added my two cents...for what it's worth! I wish the points made by Bet (if you can call them "points") were made with an ounce of research and clarity. I truly don't think she understands the CONDITION at all.