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Re: knee problems in litter

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  November 18, 2002 at 22:26:09

In Reply to: knee problems in litter
Posted by:  Cynthia Rozyla
Posted on:  November 16, 2002 at 17:32:32


: Wejust had our first litter of pups. Both parents are registered and from reputable kennels. Two of the puppies (litter of 4) were born with problems in their knees. The runt had knee joints that were rotated 180 degrees. The third puppy is not quite so bad, but noticeably affected.

: The vet and the orthopedic surgeon claim they have not seen this ailment and think it is a genetic defect. To the best of my knowledge (relying on the word of the breeders) this has not appeared before in their lines.

: I would like to know if there is a name for this defect or any further information on it. I have been advised not to breed further until we find out, and to sell the two seemingly healthy pups as pets only.
: Thanks


Dear Cynthia,

I'm sorry that this happened and can only imagine what you're going through. Unfortunately, no one on this Forum is a vet so we cannot diagnose or name your pups' defect.

I applaud your desire to research the problem and suggest you start by reading the information provided on our Research Foundation page; please return to this website's Home page for a direct link.

Best of luck,