Prevalence of and risk factors for hip dysplasia and cranial cruciate ligament deficiency in dogs.

@article{Witsberger2008PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of and risk factors for hip dysplasia and cranial cruciate ligament deficiency in dogs.},
  author={Tige H Witsberger and Jose Armando Villamil and Loren G Schultz and Allen W. Hahn and James D. Cook},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={232 12},
  pages={1818-24}
}
OBJECTIVE-To evaluate prevalence of and risk factors for hip dysplasia (HD) and cranial cruciate ligament deficiency (CCLD) in dogs and determine change in prevalence over time. DESIGN-Cross-sectional study. ANIMALS-1,243,681 Dogs for which information was reported to the Veterinary Medical Database between 1964 and 2003. PROCEDURES-Information on breed, sex, and age was collected, and prevalences and odds ratios were calculated. RESULTS-Castrated male dogs were significantly more likely than… CONTINUE READING
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