Intervertebral Disc Disease
This webinar focuses on diagnosis and management of diseases associated with intervertebral disc degeneration including that associated with chondrodystrophism, chronic type II disc extrusion in older dogs, caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy (wobbler’s syndrome), lumbosacral stenosis, and feline intervertebral disc disease. Non-surgical and surgical options together with management of neurogenic bladder will be discussed.
Recording from 21 October 2021
Clare Rusbridge BVMS PhD DipECVN FRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Prof. Clare Rusbridge graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1991 and following an internship at the University of Pennsylvania and general practice in Cambridgeshire, she completed a BSAVA/Petsavers Residency and was Staff Clinician in Neurology at the Royal Veterinary College. She became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 1996, a RCVS Specialist in 1999 and Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016. In 2007 she was awarded a PhD from Utrecht University for her thesis on Chiari-like malformation & Syringomyelia and the J. A. Wright Memorial Award by The Blue Cross Animal Welfare Charity in 2011. Clare joined Fitzpatrick Referrals and the University of Surrey in 2013 - after operating a neurology and neurosurgery referral service in Wimbledon for 16 years. She has researched Chiari malformation and syringomyelia for 20 years. She has authored or co-authored over 140 scientific articles (over 50 on canine Chiari) in addition to several book chapters and has co-edited a human medical textbook on syringomyelia. Her other professional interests include neuropathic pain, neurological diseases related to conformation, epilepsy, polymyositis and rehabilitation following spinal injury.