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23rd November 2012, 05:19 PM
Does anyone know if there are any research updates for the study of the BG.


Syringomyelia in the Brussels Griffon: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings, Clinicopathology, and Prevalence

"Their goals are to identify the prevalence of SM in BG; to delineate clinical signs and spinal fluid abnormalities in BG with SM; and to utilize MRI to define structural abnormalities associated with SM in the BG breed."

What do they mean by delineate clinical signs?

23rd November 2012, 06:36 PM
Rod tends to post any updates as does Clare on her blog. I am not aware of any updates on this.

Clinical signs are outwardly visible signs that help diagnosis (as opposed to say, an MRI in a dog with no outward symptoms). They might be induced by an examiner (squeeze test) or spontaneous (yelps, scoliosis, scratching).

Kate H
23rd November 2012, 07:09 PM
I think 'delineate' is just a posh way of saying 'identify and list'!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

23rd November 2012, 10:59 PM
Here is a link to the Brussels Griffon club's webpage on SM. If there is anything new about SM, I am sure it will show up here. http://www.brussels-griffon.info/indexHealthProblems.htm