Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Identify Hip Dysplasia In Your Labrador Retriever

Hip Dysplasia is a widespread condition that primarily affects large breeds of dogs. Hip dysplasia
is a painful, crippling disease that causes a dog's hip to weaken, deteriorate and become arthritic.

Hip dysplasia literally means an abnormality in the development of the hip joint. It is characterized by a shallow acetabulum (the "cup" of the hip joint) and changes in the shape of the femoral head (the "ball" of the hip joint). These changes may occur due to excessive laxity in the hip joint.

In the following video, Morkel Pienaar (BVSc Cert Ophtal MRCVS) of vetstoria.com, explains:

Who gets Hip Dysplasia?

What is Hip Dysplasia?

What are the symptoms of Hip Dysplasia?

How do you diagnosis Hip Dysplasia?



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