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Hip dysplasia

Canine hip dyplasia is a complex. multifactorial disease. It is a laxity of the hip joints. resulting in complete or partial dislocation of the hips, that develops between birth and six to nine months of age.A common misconception is that Hip dysplasia is a 100% inherited disease, and therefore could be avoided by selective breeding. Selectively breeding dogs without Hip dysplasia has been proven to reduce the incidence, but does not eliminate the disease. Non-inherited factors such as nutrition and activity are known to influence the development of the disease. Rapid growth with high calorie and high calcium diets increase the frequency so does stress on juvenile hips, low inpacts exercise as walk on a leash or swimming is good to promote muscle mass and strength, while high impact running and jumping should be minimised during the first six months of life.

Management of the Hip dysplasia starts with puppy selection and continues with mananement of diet, exercise and veterinary examination. Early diagnosis is important to select the best treatment for that individual dog and owner. Physical therapy is a non-surgical option and consist of promoting muscle mass via exercise, preventing or correcting obesity, and anti-intlammatory drugs, as dogs with arthritis will not exercise enough by free choice to increase their muscularity. Owners must regularly exericse their dog, preferably with low impact exercise such as swimming or walks on a leash. If physical therapy fails, surgical treatments of hip degenerative joint disease are femoral head and neck excision or total hip arthroplasty. Arthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the prgressive degeneration of a joints structure and function which can not be cured. Degenerative joint disease is secondary to the hip luxation, that is, degeneration of the joint is caused by the abnormal mechanics of hip laxity. It is common, but erroneous. to refer to a middle aged dog with degenerative joint disease as having hip dysplasia. In fact. the dog has arthritis of the hips which was probably caused by hip dysplasia. The distinction is important because joint laxity can potentially he corrected, whereas a joint with DJD can never be returned to normal.

(R.D.Montgomery DVM)

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