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New Treatment for Dog Elbow Arthritis: Synovetin OA®

New Treatment for Dog Elbow Arthritis: Synovetin OA®

Is your dog suffering from elbow arthritis? Veterinary clinics are starting to offer a new treatment—Synovetin OA®. Synovetin OA® is a form of nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that involves the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis or treatment of disease. Typically, you might encounter it as a diagnostic tool. For example, the veterinarian will administer…

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Front Leg Lameness in a Rottweiler: Cookie’s Sore Front Legs

Front Leg Lameness in a Rottweiler: Cookie’s Sore Front Legs

Hind leg lameness has been my biggest fear. Yet, a sore front leg can be way more complicated. The most common causes of hind limb lameness in dogs include: cruciate ligament injuries hip dysplasia arthritis (often secondary to one of the above) Front leg lameness can have various causes, the most common ones being elbow dysplasia and shoulder injuries. Neck…

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Veterinary Highlights: Canine Unicompartmental Elbow Resurfacing (CUE)

Osteoarthritis from elbow dysplasia may result in complete loss of cartilage on the medial (inner side) weight-bearing surfaces of the joint, (Medial Compartment Disease (MCD). At this stage, the part of the joint collapses, resulting in the grinding of bone on bone. Canine Unicompartmental Elbow (CUE) is a surgical treatment option to consider where other treatments are no longer effective.…

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