By Lela Kaufman. Animal. Published at Thursday, April 05th, 2018 - 22:24:47 PM.
It is interesting to note that the opossum can grasp objects with its tail. Opossum has a unique way to pretend itself as being dead and hence save itself from the enemy. Almost up to thirteen babies are carried by a mother opossum in her pouch. Antelopes have specialized hooves to help them prevent from sinking in snow or mud. There are different types of antelope’s like the bongs, charusingha or the Oryx.
Trauma, toxins or viruses can also be the cause of cerebellar ataxia in dogs. That part of the brain that controls balance - the cerebellum - is affected by this type of ataxia. In the case of vestibular ataxia it affects the inner ear and the alignment of a dogs body and head. Not standing straight and holding the head at an angle are typical signs. The spinal cord and thus the position of the dogs legs are affected by sensory ataxia. Some signs of this type are the dog crossing its legs when walking or they may walk on the back of their paws.
There can be an increase from mild to severe in some forms of inherited ataxia. It depends on the degree of ataxia a dog has; in most cases dogs are mildly affected and can live normal lives. There seems to be an increased likelihood of inherited ataxia amongst Staffordshire and Jack Russell terriers. There are all types of studies and research being done to better understand why some breeds seem to be affected more than others.
Any content, trademark’s, or other material that might be found on the Coastal website that is not Coastal’s property remains the copyright of its respective owner/s. In no way does Coastal claim ownership or responsibility for such items, and you should seek legal consent for any use of such materials from its owner.
© Copyright 2018 Coastal. All Rights Reserved.