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Glossary of Terms
All websites are for advice purposes only to help understand the conditions.

 

Ortolani test  

                "The Ortolani test is palpation test for passive hip joint laxity and requires some inference to conclude that functional hip joint hyperlaxity is present."
               
How do I diagnose hip dysplasia in growing dogs?
                            Baker Institute for Animal Health
                            Definition of Ortolani's test

luxating

            "Coxofemoral (hip dislocation) luxation is dislocation of the head of the femur, which is the ball of the thigh bone, out of the socket of the pelvis (acetabulum)."

                Hip Dislocation
                            How I handle Hip Luxations in dogs\

OCD

         is   "Osteochondritis dissecans"

                   OCD explained
                            Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD):  What Is It?
 

Bilateral elbow dysplasia
                "
Elbow dysplasia is a fairly common developmental defect that occurs primarily in young, actively growing large and giant breed dogs. It leads to malformation and degeneration of the elbow joint, with accompanying front limb lameness."

                      
                       Bernese Mountain Dog of America

                       Elbow dysplasia explained

                       Radiographic Changes in Elbow Dysplasia

                       Breeder Vet

Proximal articular

                "The proximal articular surface of the ulna contributes significantly to load transfer through the canine elbow joint. Abnormalities that significantly increase this force might contribute to canine elbow dysplasia, specifically fragmentation of the medial coronoid process and osteochondritis dissecans of the medial aspect of the humeral condyle. "

    It may be best to look at some xrays to understand this !!!

                    Skeletal System Disorders - Forelimb Anomaly
                             

Coronoid processes

                "A fragmented processus coronoideus medialis is commonly seen in small animal practice, especially young male dogs of large or giant breeds are affected. Less is known about the question if fatigue microdamage is associated with fragmented medial coronoid process (FMCP). "

                            www.vetcontact.com/
                            Vetprof.com

                            Michigan Vet

Severe subluxation of the left coxo femoral

                            A Case Study: Putting Shine on Titanís Golden Years
                            Early Diagnosis of Canine Hip dysplasia
                            Look at page four x rays very in-depth report

DJD
              
"As degeneration progresses, the soft areas become cracked and worn, exposing bone under the cartilage. The bone then begins to remodel and increase in density while any remaining cartilage begins to fray. "

                           petsurgery website
                           Canine Degenerative Joint Disease
                           Pet Arthrits Resource centre

Osteocondrosis lesion

                Animal Specialty Group  
               
ACVS Veterinary surgeon            

NSAID'S = Steriods

                 Veterinary Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) 

                             Arthritis in dogs
                           


Episcleritis.
              
"Episcleritis is an inflammation of the episcleral tissue lying adjacent to the eyeball."

                Animal Eye specialist
                            Pet place website
                            What is Episcleritis in dogs

 

THR = Total Hip Replacement

 

 

 

Links

www.desertrats.memorialassoc.btinternet.co.uk/

www.britishlegion.org.uk

www.collietree.info/index.html

www.collie-association.co.uk/

www.dogpartnership.co.uk/

London Road Vets

Gillham House Vets

Ladnar Collies

Bernese Mountain Dog Working Cart Group of G.B

 

 

 

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