I'm posting this in both the general chat forum and this SM & MVD forum as this UK study needs more healthy and SM affected cavaliers to take part.

http://www.rvc.ac.uk/CIC/documents/W...n09Jan13KM.pdf

This study could be so helpful for cavaliers suffering from the severe pain caused by CMSM, so if you can possibly make a one-off journey to North London to help, please think about doing so.

These sensory tests have been found to help in assessing neuropathic pain in human sufferers and it is hoped they will also help provide more accurate and early recognition of neuropathic pain in individual dogs.

The tests consist of pressure ( flexible plastic filaments ) and heat and cold being applied to the dog's skin. The instrument was removed the moment the dog showed any reaction. It was not at all painful or invasive. I found the hardest thing was to stop my two cavaliers from going to sleep on the table from sheer boredom.

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