There is no effective treatment available for either peripheral or central hypomyelination.
Living and Management
Due to the genetic bases of this disease, if your dog has been diagnosed with this nerve disorder, you will be advised not to breed your dog, or further breed the parent. If your dog is affected by CNS hypomyelination, the nervous symptoms will usually improve my the time your dog reaches its first year of age. The exception is springer spaniel and Samoyed breeds, which are affected by the symptoms for life. With PNS hypomyelination, affected dogs are expected to have a normal lifespan.
A bundle of fibers that are used in the process of sending impulses through the body
peripheral nervous system
That part of the nervous system that includes the cranial nerves and spinal nerves
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A type of covering over certain nerve cells; may be found in areas of the spinal cord or on the brain’s white matter
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
A medical condition in which an animal is unable to control the movements of their muscles; may result in collapse or stumbling.
The part of the neuron that is extended out from the cell and works to conduct electrical impulses.
Term used to refer to a condition of having a disease or affliction but not displaying symptoms of it.