General practitioners: Are you diagnosing and surgically treating juvenile canine hip dysplasia?
Are you diagnosing and treating hip dysplasia in puppies? Well, you should be! In children, hip dysplasia is so common that pediatricians in developed countries examine every newborn before discharge from the hospital. As pet pediatricians, veterinarians can use the same method to examine every puppy between the ages of 10 and 18 weeks for congenital hip laxity. Diagnosing canine hip dysplasia in young puppies and performing the minimally invasive juvenile pubic symphysiodesis surgery in appropriately selected puppies may decrease hip laxity, improve joint congruity, and prevent secondary hip osteoarthritis.
Learn more about diagnosing and treating juvenile CHD in this free CE webinar, now available On Demand.
William Henry Jr., DVM, DACVS
Approximate presentation length:
1 hour (55-minute presentation, 5-minute Q&A)
In this 1-hour webinar, presented by Vetsymposium and Trupanion, Dr. William Henry reviews the diagnostic procedure you should perform on all puppies in this age range and describes the surgery performed to improve hip joint conformation in puppies at this early age.
You will learn:
Two methods of definitively diagnosing hip dysplasia in puppies as early as 10 weeks old in your practice
A minimally invasive surgical option for immature puppies that are 10 to 18 weeks old
Ways to communicate with clients about both the diagnosis and the surgery