Go to PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PubMed and
enter Syringomyelia AND canine (make sure the AND is in caps) and you'll get
a couple of pages of papers. Maybe you could run them down in a library or
order through pubmed or ask your vet for help.
This page came from a search at www.google.com with the same search terms :
spinal dysraphism found at google.com:
PDF booklet on the canine spine and its diseases:
Part of an online text on small animal orthopedics:
Looks like its time for at least an X-ray.
take out the dog before replying
>In continuance of my prior messages under "has anyone ever seen this
>in a dog", I came across a disease common in weim's known as
>Syringomyelia, also known as spinal dysraphism or hopper's disease. I
>can only find a brief description of it which indicates that the dog
>stands in a crouched position. When researching the disease on the
>internet I can only find information as it applies to humans.