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Table 1 Population characteristics for SCI and control dogs

From: Arachidonic acid pathway alterations in cerebrospinal fluid of dogs with naturally occurring spinal cord injury

Variable SCI dogs (n = 44) Healthy control dogs (n = 21)
Dogs
Median age 5.75 years 3 years
MFS at admission 2.5 N/A
TSCIS at admission 6 N/A
Injury to anesthesia time 36.5 h N/A
Sex characteristics
Female intact 4 (9 %) 0 (0 %)
Female spayed 18 (41 %) 3 (14 %)
Male intact 8 (18 %) 5 (24 %)
Male neutered 14 (32 %) 13 (62 %)
Breeds
Dachshund 34 (76 %) 0 (0 %)
Labrador retriever 0 (0 %) 7 (33 %)
Mixed breed 4 (9 %) 5 (24 %)
Injuries
T12–13 6 (14 %) N/A
T13–L1 13 (30 %) N/A
L1–L2 5 (11 %) N/A
L2–L3 8 (18 %) N/A
Other thoracic 8 (18 %) N/A
Other lumbar 4 (9 %) N/A
Treatments
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 17 (39 %) 0 (0 %)
Glucocorticoids 14 (32 %) 0 (0 %)
Both 3 (<1 %) 0 (0 %)