Orthopedic

Anterior Cruciate Rupture

Filed Under: Dogs, Orthopedic

Is your dog suddenly hopping on one rear leg? Is your dog overweight? Was your pet neutered or spayed before 6 months of age? Then your pet may be suffering from anterior or cranial cruciate rupture. The AVMA estimates that pet owners spend over $1.32 billion yearly for the repair of rupture anterior cruciate ligaments on their pets.

Medial Patellar Luxation in Dogs

Filed Under: Dogs, Orthopedic

Do you have a toy breed of dog that is running on three legs? Is the leg that is being held up a rear one? Then you are possibly dealing with Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL), the most common congenital abnormality seen in dogs. In one study >7% of puppies were affected. MPL is most frequently seen in small breeds of dogs, however the frequency in larger breeds is increasing. Small breeds commonly affected include miniature poodles, Yorkshire terriers, Cairn terriers, toy poodles, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Pekingese, Boston terriers, and the Maltese.

Canine Panosteitis or Eosinophilic Panosteitis

Filed Under: Dogs, Orthopedic

Is your dog limping? Does that limp appear to shift from one leg to another? Is your dog under two years of age and a large or giant-sized breed? Then your dog may be suffering from canine panosteitis or eosinophilic panosteitis.

Metabolic Bone Disease in Lizards, Iguanas, and Other Reptiles

Filed Under: Reptiles, Diseases, Iguanas, Orthopedic

Bone is composed of a tough organic matrix that is greatly strengthened by deposits of calcium salts. The average compact bone contains approximately 30% matrix and 70% salts by weight. The crystalline salts are composed primarilly of calcium and phosphate.

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