Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Q&A 15

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A seven-month-old, female Toy Poodle jumped from a footstool onto the floor, yelped and became reluctant to move. The dog is ambulatory, but conscious proprioceptive deficits are noted on all four limbs. Pain is easily elicited upon cervical palpation. Cervical radiographs are taken with the dog under anesthesia.


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