"In a study conducted by Dr. Rusbridge and Ms. Knowler, in a sample of seventy "unaffected" cavaliers from Europe and North America, which were MRI-scanned only for breeding purposes, 70% of them had syringomyelia, 17% were "at risk", meaning were young dogs with Chiari-like malformation but no syringomyelia yet, and only 13% were "clear" of both the malformation and SM. In February 2010, Dr. Georgina Child, board certified veterinary neurologist in Australia, reported that of 60 asymptomatic cavaliers scanned as potential breeding stock, 50% had SM syrinxes."
Thank you for this research. Breeders in Australia ignore SM and believe it is a condition that affects UK and US Cavaliers and not Cavaliers in Australia...how stupid are these people? Where do they think their Breeding Cavaliers came from? Hello! The UK and US! I love the beginning of the paragraph too about "Unaffected" cavaliers.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
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