Early hip laxity examination in predicting moderate and severe hip dysplasia in Estrela mountain dog.

@article{Ginja2008EarlyHL,
  title={Early hip laxity examination in predicting moderate and severe hip dysplasia in Estrela mountain dog.},
  author={M{\'a}rio Manuel Ginja and Jos{\'e} Manuel Gonzalo-Orden and Pedro Melo-Pinto and Jos{\'e} Bulas-Cruz and Mar{\'i}a Asunci{\'o}n Orden and Fidel San Rom{\'a}n and Maria P Llorens-Pena and Ant{\'o}nio J A Ferreira},
  journal={The Journal of small animal practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={641-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the reliability of early passive hip laxity examination in predicting moderate and severe hip dysplasia. METHODS The passive hip laxity of 104 Estrela Mountain dogs was evaluated using the Ortolani method, conventional hip-extended radiography and the PennHIP method, when the animals were between four and 12 months of age. After the age of one, dogs were re-examined for hip dysplasia using the Fédération Cynologique Internationale scoring system. The passive hip laxity… CONTINUE READING

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