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German shepherd dog; Canine hip dysplasia


A common abnormality among dogs of the coxofemoral articulation, known as developmental hip dysplasia, is discussed with special reference to its occurrence in the German Shepherd breed. Some observations made from serial radiographic studies of the maturation of normal and abnormal coxofemorol articulation of 200 experimental German Shepherd dogs are presented, and a method of measuring the ilio-acetabular angle is described. Further evaluation will be made of the angle as an early predictor in the course of developmental hip dysplasia.

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