Orthopedics

Canine Osteoarthritis – Developing A Care Pathway

B. Duncan X. Lascelles
BSc, BVSC, PhD, MRCVS, CertVA, DSAS(ST), DECVS,
DACVS
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

PROCEEDINGS: NAVC Conference 2014 Small Animal

INTRODUCTION AND CONCEPT OF PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, AND PROACTIVE, EARLY TREATMENT Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive degenerative disease that occurs in one of five adult dogs,1 although this is likely an underestimation. It is certainly the most common cause of chronic pain treated by veterinary practitioners. But while over 20 million dogs have osteoarthritis in the United States, industry-collected data suggests less than half receive treatment because signs of osteoarthritis can...