Table 3.10 Clinical signs of CDRM.

Chronic progressive ataxia with paresis and loss of proprioception but no loss of pain sensation.

Excessive wearing of the dorsum of the claws (often with skin abrasions) is usually present due to the feet being dragged along the ground.

Flexing the hindpaw with its dorsum to the ground fails to elicit a normal placing reflex and turning the dog in a tight circle causes affected dogs to criss-cross their legs and trip themselves up.