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The BVA works with the Kennel Club (KC) to provide a number of canine health schemes. The organisations are delighted to announce the launch of a new scheme: the BVA/KC Chiari-like Malformation and Syringomyelia (CM/SM) Scheme.
CHIARI-like malformation (CM) is characterised by a mismatch in size between the brain (which is too large) and the skull (which is too small). This can block the opening from the skull to the spine and alter the flow of cerebrospinal fluid around and within the spinal cord. As a result, fluid-filled cavities called syrinxes can develop within …