Signalment:Approximately 1 year old, male, mixed breed, Canis familiaris
History:Initially presented with progressive stumbling, weakness, and regurgitation.
Gross Lesions:Absence of subcutaneous and inner adipose tissue and severe muscle atrophy. Severe enlargements of the dorsal and ventral vagal branches, vagosympathetic trunk, phrenic nerve, cervical nerves and dorsal root ganglia were noted. The aboral esophagus was mildly distended (megaesophagus, Abnormalities of the central nervous system (CNS) included a mild internal bilateral symmetric hydrocephalus (lateral ventricles) and white matter atrophy. The kidneys were mildly enlarged and pale. The liver was enlarged, and pale brown, with left lateral lobe liver rupture and fibrosis. Both thyroid glands, spleen, and multiple lymph nodes were mildly enlarged. Multifocal small gastric pyloric ulcers were noted.