Carpal flexural deformity in puppies
K. Altunatmaz, S. Ozsoyhttps://doi.org/10.17221/5521-VETMEDCitation:Altunatmaz K., Ozsoy S. (2006): Carpal flexural deformity in puppies. Veterinarni Medicina, 51: 66-70.
Carpal flexural deformity was determined in a total of 31 puppies, of which 28 were brought to our clinic, and 3 were reported by a practicing veterinary surgeon. Ages of the puppies ranged between 6–24 weeks. The dogs belonged to 10 different breeds. Following clinical and radiological examination of the puppies, blood samples were taken and calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P) and magnesium (Mg) values were recorded. Slight increases in these mineral values were determined in some of the patients. A splint with a caudal aluminium support, padded with a large amount of cotton, was applied to all puppies with deformity. This splint was kept on for 10 days, and repeated in some cases. The diets of the puppies were planned.Keywords:
carpus; flexural deformity; dog