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The epidemiology of patellar luxation in dogs attending primary-care veterinary practices in England


    Canine patellar luxation is one of the most common orthopaedic disorders of dogs and can lead to lameness, osteoarthritis and pain. This study using the VetCompass Programme reports on the prevalence, risk factors and clinical management of diagnosed patellar luxation cases in dogs in the UK.

     

    The full article is freely available Open Access at Canine Genetics and Epidemiology.

    Canine patellar luxation is one of the most common orthopaedic disorders of dogs and is a potential welfare concern because it can lead to lameness, osteoarthritis and pain. However, there are limited epidemiological data on the disorder relating to the general population of dogs in England. This study aimed to investigate the VetCompass Programme database of dogs attending primary-care veterinary practices in England to report on the prevalence, risk factors and clinical management of diagnosed patellar luxation cases.



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