Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Barden test

Contributor(s): Neil Burton

Introduction

  • Manipulation of the hip joint in the anesthetized or heavily sedated animal aids assessment of degree of joint laxity.

Uses

  • Assessing severity of hip laxity/dysplasia Hip: dysplasia in puppies.

Disadvantages

  • Must only be performed on anesthetised or heavily sedated animal.
  • Has been advocated as 83% accurate in predicting dysplasia in 6-9 week old puppies (Wright & Mason, 1977).
  • Correlate results of the manoeuvre with other clinical signs and data.

Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Wright P J, Mason T A (1977) The usefulness of palpation of joint laxity in puppies as a predictor of hip dysplasia in a guide dog breeding programme. JSAP 18 (8), 513-22 PubMed.


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