What is cerebellar hypoplasia?
In dogs with cerebellar hypoplasia, small brain is not fully developed when born puppies. This can be due to various reasons and there is a hereditary factor. In dogs, one of the most common result of cerebellar hypoplasia is bacterial or viral infection dog while still in the womb. Dog herpes virus can cause cerebellar hypoplasia example. Other factors that can cause problems for the fetus to grow and bring in cerebellar hypoplasia injured, poisoned, and nutritional deficiencies. In the Irish setter and wire-haired Fox Terrier, cerebellar hypoplasia associated with lissencephaly.
What is cerebellum?
Cerebellum is the part of the brain responsible for handling dogs and coordinate movement. When a dog is born with cerebellar hipoplasia, small brain cells yet due properly before birth, resulting in inkoordinasi and poor balance to dogs.
Some dogs breeds are more at risk
Incident to hipoplasia cerebellar higher in Ireland setters, fox terriers Whire haired, Boston terriers, Bull terrier, and Chow-Chow.
If the dog is born with cerebellar hipoplasia, parents and siblings should ideally not be used for breeding since hipoplasia cerebellar can be passed. Dogs naturally affected should also not be allowed to breed. The exact mode of inheritance is still not fully understood, but some evidence points to an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance.
Cerebellar hipoplasia symptoms in dogs
In dogs with cerebellar hipoplasia, poor balance is one of the most prominent symptoms. Puppies may have broad-based attitude, which stood with legs far to stay more balanced, and some puppies do not seem to know exactly where their feet, which makes them look awkward and walk on foot knuckled. Gait can be stiff or high-stepping, and some dogs continue to be three-fold and fall. Some dogs will develop head and / or body tremors, especially when they are happy. Hipoplasia cerebellar symptoms ranged from mild to severe. Dogs with cerebellar hipoplasia may appear dizzy, but they have the same mental awareness as a normal dog. General health is also affected dog.
Clear hipoplasia cerebellar symptoms at birth, or can be seen in 2 weeks. They do not get worse with age.
Cerebellar hypoplasia treatment for dogs
There is no cure or treatment for cerebellar hipoplasia. In mild cases, but it is possible for a dog to live a pretty normal life, even with a relatively poor sense of balance and coordination. If you feel that you can adjust the fit of your dog's life, usually there is no need to put the dog to sleep. Hipoplasia cerebellar usually stay that way, it will not get worse or better as an adult dog. Some dogs will learn to compensate for the problem, at least to a certain extent. Dogs will cerebellar hypoplasia usually will reach the normal age for their particular type.