Hip dysplasia in Basset Hounds

Hip dysplasia in Basset Hounds

Hip dysplasia is a Basset Hound common disease that occurs due to abnormal development of the hip joint in a Basset Hounds  growth. Can lead to crippling lameness and arthritic joints in severe cases. It is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, such as the type of diet, weight gain and growth rate.
Signs
Consult your veterinarian if you notice:

* Balance and Stepping
* Discomfort when trying to sleep or stand
* Reluctance to run and jump
* Abnormal gait (legs move more together when running rather than swinging alternately)
Prevention
The best way to prevent hereditary diseases is to exclude a Basset Hound that is seriously affected with any genetic disorder for all breeding programs.

 

Ramon Diaz

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