As veterinary professionals, we know all too well that the signs of osteoarthritis (OA) can be missed or misinterpreted by pet owners.
NewsCanine OsteoArthritis Staging Tool (COAST) is a tool for staging the impact of osteoarthritis on dogs. Since COAST depends on owner assessments, in addition to veterinarian clinical assessments, Elanco says COAST can help educate owners about osteoarthritis.
Orthopedic surgery patients may require additional considerations compared with soft tissue surgery patients.
Veterinary nurses who have conversations with clients about excess weight in pets improve the outcomes of treating osteoarthritis in these animals.
Managing patient recovery from orthopedic surgery presents clients, veterinarians, and veterinary nurses with a diverse set of challenges.
Patellar luxation is one of the most common hindlimb orthopedic abnormalities seen in dogs.