BONES/JOINTS

Elbow dysplasia is a general term used to identify an inherited polygenic disease in the elbow of dogs. Three specific etiologies make up this disease and they can occur independently or in conjunction with one another. They include FCP -the pathology involving the medial coronoid of the ulna; OCD -osteochondritis of the medial humeral condyle in the elbow joint and UAP -ununited anconeal process.

Hip Dysplasia – As with many other large breeds, Shilohs can also be succeptable to hip dysplasia, a genetic disorder characterized by incomplete growth of the hip. While more rare, there have been some instances of osteochondritis, a condition where a piece of bone or cartilage breaks away, causing pain and stiffness in the affected joint. Skeletal disorders often require long term treatement and therapy.

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Asynchronous Growth of the Radius & Ulna, is when these two bones’ growth rates are not coordinated, is found in non-dwarfs in a wide continuous “spectrum” of severity.

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Growth Plates. The growth plate, also known as the epiphyseal plate or physis, is the area of growing tissue near the ends of the long bones in children and adolescents. Each long bone has at least two growth plates: one at each end. The growth plate determines the future length and shape of the mature bone.

Panosteitis, similar to growing pains, is a self limiting condition exhibited by shifting leg lameness that may occur during a Shiloh’s growth stages. As is common in other large breeds, onset can be sudden but episodes usually resolve within a few weeks and cease when the dog reaches physical maturity.

Bone Diseases in Growing Puppies (2 part video) by Dr. Karen Becker

bone lengthening diseases, etc.

includes pano

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