A preliminary study to investigate the range of motion of the proximal limb joints and relationships to British Veterinary Association/Kennel Club (BVA/KC) hip score in dogs.

29/04/2014 by in Dogs

Oral presentation at BSAVA congress, Birmingham, April 2014;
Oral presentation at BSAS conference, Nottingham, April 2014;
Published in Advances in Animal Biosciences Vol 5 (1) 2014; BSAVA congress proceedings, 2014.

Highlights

  • Hip dysplasia is one of the most common orthopaedic diseases in dogs and often show minimal clinic signs
  • Passive joint ROM demonstrates integrity of the joint without influence of muscle activity.
  • Dogs with a higher BVA/KC hip score on one side may predispose to an increased measured extension range of that hip joint and the contralateral forelimb elbow extension.

Charlton S., Ellis, J., Cunliffe C. (2014)

Poster

Abstract