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Canine syringomyelia symposium

The historic town of Rugby is to host a meeting of specialists in syringomyelia, at an international Symposium arranged by the Ann Conroy Trust, in association with the University of Birmingham, the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, the Spine Society of Europe and the Kennel Club.
The venue will be Rugby School between 5pm and 9pm on Friday October 26th.

Syringomyelia is one of the most common spinal cord disorders of toy breed dogs and has been reported in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, King Charles Spaniel, Griffon Bruxellois, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese Terrier, Chihuahua, Miniature Dachshund, Miniature &Toy Poodle, Bichon Frise, Pug, Shih Tzu, Pomeranian, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Boston Terrier, Pekingese, Miniature Pinscher, and French Bulldog. The most common clinical signs are pain, scratching at the neck and shoulders and walking difficulty.

Presentations will include - Canine syringomyelia Dr. Clare Rusbridge, Stone Lion Veterinary Centre; Human chiari malformation and syringomyelia Mr. Graham Flint, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham; The search for the gene(s) predisposing to chiari I malformation with syringomyelia Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director, Center for the Study of Brain Diseases, University of Montreal; Breeding for health in pedigree dogs: optimisation of breeding strategies to reduce inherited disease        
Dr Sarah Blott, Animal Health Trust – sponsored by Hills; Experiences in surgery for canine syringomyelia Dr. Dominic Marino, Long Island Veterinary Specialists – sponsored by Novartis and Syringomyelia Question Time – Ask the Experts chaired by Dr. Bruce Fogle and sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health

For registration and more detailed information go to or contact Administration and Delegate Co-ordinator – Barbara Masters Email: Tel 01788-537676 Fax 01788-569996