On October 31, 2019, Rusty Kaehn, a nine-and-a-half year-old Weimaraner, had  MRI on that showed he was suffering from caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM), or Wobbler syndrome. CSM, a disease of the cervical spine (base of the neck) that is commonly seen in large and giant-breed dogs, is characterized by compression of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots, which leads to neurological signs and/or neck pain. The term “Wobbler syndrome” is used to describe the characteristic wobbly gait that affected dogs have.”

Dr. McDonnell performed C4-5 artificial disk replacement surgery on November 19 and, as you can see from the video, Rusty has gone from paralyzed to walking in a month!