Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Carpus: osteochondrodysplasia

Introduction

  • Achondroplastic and hypochondroplastic breeds normally have carpal valgus deviation, external rotation of foot and cranial bowing of antebrachium.
  • May be associated with excessive joint laxity but rarely cause clinical carpal disease.
  • May be associated with elbow joint incongruity which can cause lameness and arthrosis.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Normal skeletal devlopment of achondroplastic and hypochondroplastic breeds.

Pathophysiology

  • Normal skeletal development in achondroplastic and hypochondroplastic breeds may lead to carpal joint laxity and, rarely, clinical carpal disease.
  • Normal joint conformation in achondroplastic and hypochondroplastic breeds may be associated with excessive joint laxity and lead to clinical carpal disease (rarely).

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