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Clinical Condition Guides

Arthrodesis

Condition Guide Arthrodesis in non-vet-speak means the surgical fusion of a joint. Basically the bones are fused to form a …

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Atlanto-axial Subluxation

Condition Guide The atlanto-axial joint is the joint between the first and second cervical bones in the neck, referred to …

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Cervical Disc Disease

Condition Guide Cervical disc disease is more commonly known as a ‘slipped disc’ in the neck. The discs are the …

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Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture (CCL)

Condition Guide The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is an important ligament inside the knee (stifle) joints of dogs. In people …

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Cushing’s Syndrome

Condition Guide Cushing’s Syndrome, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, is a disease caused by excessive production of cortisol. Cortisol is a …

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Degenerative Myelopathy

Condition Guide Degenerative myelopathy is a chronically progressive neurodegenerative disease that occurs in several breeds. There is no known trigger, …

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Elbow Dysplasia

Condition Guide Elbow dysplasia is a catch-all term that means there is an abnormal development of the elbow joint. It …

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Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO)

Condition Guide Femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO) is a surgical procedure in which the ball portion and the attachment …

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Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE)

Condition Guide An FCE occurs when a piece of fibrous cartilage causes a block to blood vessels to an area …

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Fractures

Condition Guide As with people, fractures occur commonly in dogs. There is a huge variety of different types of fractures, …

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Hip Dysplasia

Condition Guide Hip dysplasia is a catch-all term that means there is an abnormal development of the hip joint. It …

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Humeral Condylar Fissures/Fractures

Condition Guide The humeral condyle is the name given to the end of the bone (called the humerus) at the …

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Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia

Condition Guide Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia (IMHA) is a condition where the body’s immune system, which normally fights infection, starts …

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Intervertebral Disc Disease

Condition Guide A more common term for Intervertebral disc disease is a ‘slipped disc’ in the back. The discs are …

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Limb Deformity

Condition Guide Like people, the limbs of dogs are meant to be relatively straight. The mechanism by which puppies limbs …

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Lumbosacral stenosis

Condition Guide Lumbosacral stenosis is a spinal condition of dogs that resembles a ‘slipped disc’ or ‘sciatica’ in people. As …

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Osteoarthritis

Condition Guide Osteoarthritis is a very common problem in small animals, as it is in humans. It has been estimated …

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Osteochondrosis

Condition Guide Osteochondrosis is a common condition that affects the joints of young, rapidly growing dogs. The surface of the …

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Patellar Luxation

Condition Guide The patella is a small bone at the front of the knee (the knee-cap). It is positioned between …

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Spondylosis deformans

Condition Guide Spondylosis deformans is a condition that affects the vertebral bones of the spine and is best characterised by the …

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Thoracolumbar Disc Disease

Condition Guide A more common term for thoracolumbar disc disease is a ‘slipped disc’ in the back. The discs are …

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Total Elbow Replacement Surgery (TER)

Condition Guide Total elbow replacement (TER) surgery is a rarely conducted major procedure with possible complications. It is only performed …

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Total Hip Replacement Surgery (THR)

Condition Guide Total hip replacement (THR) surgery is primarily performed in medium, large and giant dogs and is a major …

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Total Knee Replacement Surgery (TKR)

Condition Guide Total knee replacement (TKR) surgery is a rarely conducted major procedure with possible complications. TKR surgery is primarily …

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TPLO surgery for cruciate ligament rupture

Condition Guide TPLO is the abbreviation for tibial plateau levelling osteotomy – a common surgical procedure used to treat cranial …

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Traumatic disc extrusion

Condition Guide A traumatic disc extrusion, also known as a ‘traumatic slipped disc’ or ‘explosive disc extrusion’, occurs when a …

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Triple Pelvic Osteotomy Surgery (TPO)

Condition Guide Triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO) is a surgery performed in medium to large breed dogs with early clinical hip …

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TTA Surgery for Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Condition Guide TTA is the abbreviation for tibial tuberosity advancement a common surgical procedure used to treat cranial (or anterior) …

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Wobblers Syndrome

Condition Guide Wobblers Syndrome is the common term for ‘cervical spondylopathy’, due to the characteristic wobbly gait that many of …

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