Scottie cramp is an autosomal recessive hereditary disorder which inhibits the dog's ability to walk. It is caused by a defect in the pathways in the brain that control muscle contraction due to a low level of serotonin in the body. Typically symptoms only show when the particular dog is under some degree of stress. The front legs are pushed out to the side, the back arches and the rear legs overflex, causing the dog to fall should it be moving at speed. The condition is not seizure related, and the dog remains conscious throughout the event, with symptoms abating once the cause of the stress has been removed. Currently, there is no known genetic testing available for Scottie cramp. A diagnosis will come from a veterinarian once diagnostic tests have been conducted. Diagnostic tests for Scottie cramp, include a physical, complete blood count, a biochemistry profile, and a urinalysis. Although Scottie cramp is an inherited disease, it is a non-painful, non-life threatening, episodic disorder. Affected dogs with Scotty cramp and their litter mates should not be bred, otherwise this disease can be passed to any future offspring they may have.
CC BY-NC 4.0 Licence, ✓ Free for personal use, ✓ Attribution not required, ✓ Unlimited download
Free download Westminster Best in Show winner Sadie the Scottish Terrier, Sadie a Scottish Terrier won Best in Show at the, Winning Dogs of the 2010 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Sadie the Scottish Terrier Wins Best in Show at, Scottish Terrier Sadie 2010 Best in Show at Westminster, Crowd gasps as strange protest mars dog show The Star, Sadie the Scottish Terrier 201039s Best in Show Inside, Dogs have their day at the 2010 Westminster Dog Show at, Past winners of the Westminster Dog Show The Washington Post, Westminster Dog Show 2016 Best in Show, 2010 Westminster Dog Show Best in Show Scottish Terrier, . Additionally, you can browse for other images from related tags.