Retrospective evaluation of the long-term outcome of non-surgical management of 74 dogs with clinical hip dysplasia

Farrell, M., Clements, D.N., Mellor, D. , Gemmill, T., Clarke, S.P., Arnott, J.L., Bennett, D. and Carmichael, S. (2007) Retrospective evaluation of the long-term outcome of non-surgical management of 74 dogs with clinical hip dysplasia. Veterinary Record, 160(15), pp. 506-511. (doi:10.1136/vr.160.15.506)

Farrell, M., Clements, D.N., Mellor, D. , Gemmill, T., Clarke, S.P., Arnott, J.L., Bennett, D. and Carmichael, S. (2007) Retrospective evaluation of the long-term outcome of non-surgical management of 74 dogs with clinical hip dysplasia. Veterinary Record, 160(15), pp. 506-511. (doi:10.1136/vr.160.15.506)

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Abstract

The long-term outcome for dogs treated non-surgically for clinical signs of canine hip dysplasia were evaluated retrospectively; 74 dogs were evaluated by a postal questionnaire sent to their owners, and 24 of these were also evaluated by a veterinary clinical examination. A total of 11 outcome variables were evaluated. Depending on the variable assessed, between 31 (41·9 per cent) and 49 (66·2 per cent) of the dogs remained clinically affected according to their owner's assessment, and between 17 (70·8 per cent) and 23 (95·8 per cent) of the 24 dogs had abnormalities attributed to hip osteoarthritis according to the veterinary assessment. Orthopaedic abnormalities other than hip dysplasia affected 17 of the 24 dogs. Long-term medications had been prescribed for the treatment of clinical signs associated with hip dysplasia in 41 of the 74 dogs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Farrell, Mr Michael and Carmichael, Professor Stuart and Bennett, Professor David and Mellor, Professor Dominic
Authors: Farrell, M., Clements, D.N., Mellor, D., Gemmill, T., Clarke, S.P., Arnott, J.L., Bennett, D., and Carmichael, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0042-4900
ISSN (Online):2042-7670

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