Cerebellar Abiotrophy can be clinically diagnosed in Scottish Terriers, based on a complete history and
examination of gait. Jerold S. Bell, DVM, working on this disorder with Alexander de Lahunta--a renowned neurologist, is available to assist with ruling in or ruling out a diagnosis based on specific gaits and activities from a video tape. Other veterinary neurologists can also diagnose CA through MRI examination. A clinical diagnosis can be
definitively confirmed by brain examination after death. Please contact Dr. Bell if you seek help with a
diagnosis. He has offered his assistance free of charge, to any Scottie owner in the world.
Dr. Natasha Olby, a neurologist at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine is
available to examine brain tissue from any Scottie with a clinical diagnosis of CA--free of charge--if the
specimen is sent to her. Please contact Dr. Bell and Dr. Olby if you require more information.
Jerold S. Bell, DVM
Freshwater Veterinary Hospital
151 Hazard Ave.
Enfield, CT 06082-4584
Natasha Olby, VetMB, PhD
Department of Clinical Sciences, Rm C-312
College of Veterinary Medicine
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606