Characterization of the biological behaviour of appendicular osteosarcoma in Rottweilers and a comparison with other breeds: a review of 258 dogs.

@article{McNeill2007CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the biological behaviour of appendicular osteosarcoma in Rottweilers and a comparison with other breeds: a review of 258 dogs.},
  author={Conor J. McNeill and Beth Overley and Frances Shofer and Michael S Kent and Craig A. Clifford and Marissa Samluk and Siobhan Haney and Thomas J. Van Winkle and Karin U. Sorenmo},
  journal={Veterinary and comparative oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={90-8}
}
The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare Rottweilers diagnosed with osteosarcoma (OSA) with other breeds to determine whether Rottweilers experienced a more aggressive form of the disease. Two hundred and fifty-eight dogs were evaluated (102 clinical and 156 necropsy cases). In the necropsy population, Rottweilers had a younger mean age at death (7.3 versus 9 years, P = 0.006). There were no significant differences between Rottweilers and other breeds in age at diagnosis, median… CONTINUE READING

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