Chiari-like malformation and Syringomyelia

Chiari-like malformation (CM) is characterized by a mismatch in size between the brain (which is too large) and the skull (which is too small) as a result of selective breeding. It’s most often seen in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

The conditions can cause intense pain and may have serious effects on the health, welfare and behavior of dogs.

More about Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia (CM/SM) including the scheme for breeding by British Veterinary Association – BVA

For updates check two recently published open-access papers in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine:


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