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Canine Lameness Caused by Developmental Orthopedic Diseases: Osteochondrosis

  title={Canine Lameness Caused by Developmental Orthopedic Diseases: Osteochondrosis},
  author={Todd Trostel and R. M. Mclaughlin and Roy Ransom Pool},
Osteochondrosis, a common developmental orthopedic disease in immature dogs, is caused by a disturbance in the process of endochondral ossification. The cause is undetermined, but numerous factors, including growth rate, genetics, and nutrition, have been implicated. Osteochondrosis typically affects the shoulder, elbow, stifle, or hock joint, causing lameness, joint effusion, and osteoarthritis. Clinical signs can develop in dogs as young as 4 months of age. Surgical treatment is recommended… Expand

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