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Short Paper Notes: Disease: Osteochondrosis- OCD Etiology: disease of growing dogs where a group of cartilage cells fail to fully turn themselves into bone cells. As a result, cartilage and bone fragments may break off into the joint space. Possible causes include: genetics, joint trauma, overfeeding Pathogenesis: How Osteochondrosis is initiated has been debated. Although failure of chondrocyte, or cartilage cells, separation, configuration of a fragile cartilage, collapse of blood supply to the growth cartilage, and subchondral bone necrosis all have been suggested as the starting point in the pathogenesis, recent research strongly suggests failure of blood supply to growth cartilage as the most likely cause. Signalment and history: Large breed dogs, especially the golden and Labrador retriever, rottweiler, Great Dane, Saint Bernard, German shepherd, and boxer. Males are more likely to be affected than females. Lameness generally becomes apparent between 4 and 12 months of age. Lameness
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