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Hip problems in small breed dogs

  • C. Brondeel
  • D. N. M. Grosjean
  • E. Bogaerts
  • E. Coppieters
  • E. de Bakker
  • B. Van Ryssen
  • Y. Samoy


Whenever a discussion arises regarding canine hip problems, many veterinarians will automatically conclude that it’s hip dysplasia they are dealing with, often followed by the statement that mostly large breed dogs suffer from this condition. In the literature, this statement is largely confirmed; however, canine hip problems include more than the typical dysplastic joint in large to giant breed dogs. In this paper, the other “usual suspects” are discussed, particularly in small breed dogs. The focus lies on the pelvic anatomy, the possible diagnoses and the treatment options, both conservatively and surgically.

How to Cite:

Brondeel, C. & Grosjean, D. & Bogaerts, E. & Coppieters, E. & de Bakker, E. & Van Ryssen, B. & Samoy, Y., (2020) “Hip problems in small breed dogs”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 89(6), 337-344. doi:

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Published on
29 Dec 2020
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