Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Carpus: disproportionate (rhizomelic) dwarfism

Introduction

  • Dysostosis seen sporadically in Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, Springer Spaniel.
  • Signs: abnormally short limbs but normal head and body; usually carpal valgus deformity, cranial bowing, metaphyseal enlargement; rarely carpal lameness.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Congenital.

Pathophysiology

  • Congenital developmental limb deformity.
  • This abnormal limb conformation rarely causes carpal lameness.

Diagnosis

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