Diagnosis and treatment of Joint Disease of Small Animals
Today, small animal clinicians encountes dogs and cats suffering from joint diseases more frequently than before.
This is due to the increase in life expectancy of the animals and the current trend of people having medium to large breeds of dogs, which are more likely to develop joint disorders, as pets.
Quite often veterinarians find it difficult to accurately diagnose and treat joint diseases because of the particular functional characteristics of joints.
In this article, the outline of the methods of diagnosing and treating joint diseases of small animals are described.