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Wobblers Syndrome

Wobblers syndrome can appear in the Bloodhound, there has been known cases in the UK and America.

 It is a neurological disease affecting the upper part of the spine around the neck area, if wobblers is suspected immediate veterinary assessment is required.

Symptoms can be walking with their heads down, signifying pain,knuckling over on the front legs, weakness getting up and moving about, falling over and the characteristic wobbly gait. As the disease progresses the symptoms will increase and eventually the inability to walk.

The cause is compression of the nerves in the neck area caused by overgrowth of bone in the vertebrae, small spinal canal or herniated disc.

X-rays and MRI scans will be needed to see the extent of the condition.

Operations can be performed to alleviate the symptoms.

There may be genetic implications.