Etiology and Pathogenesis of Osteochondrosis

  title={Etiology and Pathogenesis of Osteochondrosis},
  author={B. Ytrehus and C. Carlson and S. Ekman},
  journal={Veterinary Pathology},
  pages={429 - 448}
  • B. Ytrehus, C. Carlson, S. Ekman
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Osteochondrosis is a common and clinically important joint disorder that occurs in human beings and in multiple animal species, most commonly pigs, horses, and dogs. This disorder is defined as a focal disturbance of enchondral ossification and is regarded as having a multifactorial etiology, with no single factor accounting for all aspects of the disease. The most commonly cited etiologic factors are heredity, rapid growth, anatomic conformation, trauma, and dietary imbalances; however, only… CONTINUE READING
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