Intervertebral Disk Disease

 

Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVD), is caused by the degeneration and protrusion of the disks and compression of the spinal cord. It occurs most commonly in the cervical and thoracolumbar regions. Signs include back pain, hind limb weakness, and paralysis. This condition is particularly common in long-backed breeds, such as the Basset Hound and Dachshund.