Markers of bone metabolism in dog breeds of different size.

  title={Markers of bone metabolism in dog breeds of different size.},
  author={Gert J. Breur and Matthew J Allen and Scott Carlson and Daniel C Richardson},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  volume={76 1},
Serum and urinary markers of bone turnover may be of value in animals as noninvasive tools for determining the response of the skeleton to disease and injury. Although normal values for bone markers have been reported for the Beagle, concerns remain that breed to breed differences will complicate the interpretation of bone marker data in dogs. To explore this, we examined serum bone markers in two breeds of vastly different size, Pomeranians and Irish Wolfhounds. Our hypothesis was that serum… CONTINUE READING


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