Hip dysplasia is a relatively frequent and life quality decreasing orthopedic illnesses of large and giant dog breeds. Both genetic and environmental factors play a significant role in its ethiology, pathogenesis and clinical appereance. Hip dysplasia has warranty consequences, as well. It is a permanent problem in dog breeding and small animal clinical practice. That is why, its diagnosis, clinical signs, monitoring and prevention are essential for the veterinary surgeons in practice. In the first part of their article the authors review the genetic background, effects of enviromental factors and way of rearing dog breeds the mostly affected by hip dysplasia.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2007|
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