Investigation and management of canine osteoarthritis

Published on Nov 1, 2015in in Practice0.252
· DOI :10.1136/inp.h5763
Rob Pettitt5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Liverpool),
Alexander J. German35
Estimated H-index: 35
(University of Liverpool)
Lameness in dogs will be a familiar part of any small animal practitioner9s caseload. Osteoarthritis is a common cause for this lameness, although it is often secondary to a primary inciting cause; so treatment and management may need to address the primary inciting cause as well as the pain associated with the arthritis. Management of the condition involves a combination of medical and surgical options, and weight management can often be crucial in reducing pain and improving patient mobility. In this article, Rob Pettitt and Alex German explore the multifactorial elements in both investigating and managing this condition in dogs.
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