Treatment of Severe Hind Limb Paresis and Posterior Paresis Caused by Traumatic Myelopathy in Cats Using PSCO-524® (Antinol®) and Physical Therapy
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(9) Treatment of Severe Hind Limb Paresis and Posterior Paresis Caused by Traumatic Myelopathy in Cats Using PSCO-524® (Antinol®) and Physical Therapy
Anyamanee Chuybamrung, DVM
VET KU Research Support Center, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University
A 2 years old domestic short hair cat weighted 3.55 kilograms was referred to Kasetsart University Veterinary Hospital for severe hind limb paresis with loss of sensory function. The onset of symptoms was observed a week ago after the cat returned from missing. Radiographic examination did not show any vertebral disorders. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examination found accumulation of fluid in spinal cord at T10-T12 level, which indicated spinal cord injury. Traumatic myelopathy was diagnosed.
The paresis was grade 5 so PSCO-524® (Antinol®) 1 capsule per day was prescribed. After a week of the treatment, the cat was able to control urination and voluntary motor function of the hind limbs.
However, the sensory system malfunction remained. Spinal walk, walking with the hind limbs when sensation loss was observed after physical therapy was concurrently provided for 3 weeks.
Keywords: Posterior paresis, traumatic myelopathy, cat, PSCO-524®, Antinol®, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI, spinal walk