New findings on prevalence, risk factors and clinical management of patellar luxation in dogs attending primary-care practice in England.
A poster was presented at the recent BSAVA Congress 2016 on the findings of a VetCompass study, conducted by veterinary students and supervised by Dr Dan O'Neill, under his role as Kennel Club Charitable Trust Companion Animal Epidemiologist.
Canine patellar luxation is one of the most common orthopaedic disorders of dogs, and can lead to lameness, osteoarthritis and pain. The study found that the overall prevalence in dogs was 1.30%, and the breeds that were most at risk of developing patellar luxation were Pomeranians, Yorkshire Terriers and Chihuahuas compared to crossbreeds. Other risk factors included being female, underweight and/or 12 years or over.
Click the image below to view the full poster as a pdf file