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Recent Research in Hip Dysplasia

 

The web site for the OFA and Hip Dysplasia is

http://www.prodogs.com/chn/ofa/hip.htm

Correction of Anecdotal Misinformation

  1. There are no environmental factors which cause CHD (Canine Hip Dysplasia)
  2. There is no evidence in the scientific literature that megadoses of Vitamin C or any other supplement is beneficial in reducing the effects or preventing CHD.
  3. High caloric intake resulting in rapid growth and increase weight gain may exacerbate changes in dysplastic hips but will not create hip dysplasia.
  4. Exercise, running, jumping up and down, and slick floors will not cause hip dysplasia.
  5. Prior injuries to the femurs and/or pelvis may be detected radiographically and are taken into account when evaluating hip status.

 

 

Suggested Reading

  • Corley, E.A., Keller G.G.: Hip Dysplalsia: A Guide for Dog Breeders & Owners. OFA 2nd Edition
  • Corley E.A., Keller G.G. Hip Dysplasia: A Progress Report and Update OFA Supplement, 1993
  • Rendano V.T., Ryan G.: Canine Hip Dysplasia Evaluation. Vet Rad., Vol.25, No. 6, 1985, p.170-186
  • Morgan, J.P., Stephens M.: Radiographic Diagnosis and Control of Hip Dysplasia Iowa State Press, Ames, Iowa, 1985
  • Lauting, F.L.: Canine Hip Dysplasia and Other Orthopedic Problems. Alpine Publications,Inc. 1901 S. Garfield Loveland, CO 1981

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