Hereditary lower motor neuron disease in a rottweiler puppy: A rare case
A Ragini and Balagoni Hanuman
A rare case of 2.5 months old female rottweiler puppy was presented with tetraplegia, muscle atrophy and weight loss. The detailed history and neurological examination revealed hind limb weakness (paraparesis) started at 3 weeks of age and progressed to paraplegia after 2 months along with muscle atrophy. The motor neuron disorders are not common in dogs except in young rottweilers, pointers and Britany spaniels, the hereditary lower motor neuron diseases are noticed. The lower motor neuron dysfunction is categorised into accelerated form, intermediate form and chronic form in which accelerated form of dysfunction indicates progressive pelvic limb weakness. Main reason for motor neuron disorders is breed predisposition and inbreeding. There is no treatment available for such cases, recovery is not possible and prognosis is grave.
How to cite this article:
A Ragini and Balagoni Hanuman. Hereditary lower motor neuron disease in a rottweiler puppy: A rare case. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 1589-1591.