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Osteochondrosis of the equine stifle.

Authors
  • Moore, J N
  • Mcilwraith, C W
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Veterinary record
Publication Date
Feb 12, 1977
Volume
100
Issue
7
Pages
133–136
Identifiers
PMID: 847872
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two cases of osteochondrosis are presented. Lesions involving the lateral trochlear ridge of the femur are demonstrated on conventional radiographs and double-contrast arthrograms. A radiographic suggestion of osteochondrosis lesions in the patella is noted. Post mortem examination of one case confirmed the presence of partially free cartilaginous flaps. Reference is made to familial tendency to osteochondrosis in man, dog, pig and horse. The significance of rapid growth rate in the pathogenesis of the condition is also discussed.

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