Prevalence of radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease in a hospital population of cats

Bennett, D. (2005) Prevalence of radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease in a hospital population of cats. Veterinary Record, 157(25), pp. 793-799.

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Abstract

The prevalence of radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease (including appendicular osteoarthritis) among a hospital population of 218 cats was 33·9 per cent (74 cats), and the prevalence of signs of appendicular joint osteoarthritis was 16·5 per cent (36 cats). Half of the cases of appendicular joint osteoarthritis had no apparent radiographic or historical cause, and clinical signs of lameness were recorded in only six of them, all of which had an apparent radiographic cause. The 74 cats with radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease were on average significantly older than the 144 cats in which there were no radiographic signs of the disease.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bennett, Professor David
Authors: Bennett, D.
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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