DM is an auto-immune disease similar to ALS in humans. The DM gene has been identified in over 100 breeds of dogs, but is most common in German Shepards, boxers, and corgis. We have seen it in pugs, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Bernese Mt. dogs, airedales, wheaten terriers, wire haired fox terriers, even a coyote.
Appears in: About Dogs with Degenerative Myelopathy