This pet Kelpie was ten when she developed progressive tetraparesis (weakness in all four limbs). ‘Emma’ was also incoordinate and did not know where her limbs were (ataxia). Her regular veterinarian in Melbourne felt that she could have a neck problem or worse a brain tumor (cancer). Emma had a myelogram (special spinal x-rays with a dye) to diagnose a ruptured disc. Decompressive spinal surgery was perfomed five days before the second video.

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