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Influence of Nutrition at Young Age on Canine Hip Dysplasia in German Shepherd Dogs

Updated: May 8, 2020

DATE: 2013




Canine Hip dysplasia (CHD) is one of the most common orthopedic problems seen in small animal practice. It is considered a polygenic multifactorial disease with quantitative trait inheritance leading to osteoarthritis. Additionally to the genes, also environment plays a key role in development of CHD. To be able to analyze the relationship between different type of food items or diets and disease, data were gathered through a huge owner oriented internet questionnaire: The DOGRISK data.


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