Author Archive | Steve Bright

Total Hip Replacement in Dogs

Hind limb (back leg) lameness is a common reason small animal patients present to a veterinary surgeon. This is a more frequent scenario in dogs but we also see cats with this type of lameness. The causes of hind limb lameness are varied, but hip pain is a frequent reason for our patients to become […]

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Disc Disease in Dachshunds

…..And Other ‘Chondrodystrophoid’ Breeds Dachshunds and similar breeds such Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos and Shih Tzus, have short legs and a relatively long back. These breeds suffer from a condition called ‘chondrodystropic dwarfism’. As a result they can be prone to back problems, more specifically disc disease. What are intervertebral discs? The intervertebral disc is a […]

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