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Research article2012Peer reviewed

Incidence of intervertebral disk degeneration-related diseases and associated mortality rates in dogs

Bergknut, Niklas; Egenvall, Agneta; Hagman, Ragnvi; Gustås, Pia; Meij, Björn; Hazewinkel, Herman; Lagerstedt, Anne-Sofie


Conclusions and Clinical Relevance-Differences in incidence rates among various breeds suggested a genetic involvement. Knowledge of the distribution of IVD degeneration related diseases among dogs of various breeds and ages may facilitate early diagnosis and preemptive treatments in patients at risk for developing these diseases. (J Am Vet Med Assoc 2012;240:1300-1309)

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Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
2012, Volume: 240, number: 11, pages: 1300-1309 Publisher: AMER VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOC