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Hip laxity without HD may be important for breeding programs


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I saw this yesterday and was reminded of the excellent work Denise Wall did in the area of HD in border collies!

Both in her work for improved early diagnosis with the new positioning method developed and in her intuitive understanding of our breed and how laxity of the hips might not always be detrimental or lead to HD, that increased tolerance to laxity is present in some dogs if not some breeds.

Seems that research is catching up with her ideas!

In a nut shell it says

" Dogs with low propensity for severe osteoarthritic change in the presence of laxity may be of interest both in molecular research and breeding programs."

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