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.


  • 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)