Asymmetrical lumbosacral transitional vertebrae in dogs may promote asymmetrical hip joint development

Mark A. Flückiger1; Frank Steffen2; Michael Hässig3; Joseph P. Morgan4

Objectives: This study examines the relationship between the morphology of the lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LTV) and asymmetrical development of the hip joints in dogs.

1Clinic of Diagnostic Imaging, Department of Small Animal Clinics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 2Clinic of Small Animal Surgery, Department of Small Animal Clinics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland ; 3Section of Herd Health, Department of Farm Animal Clinics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 4Department of Small Animal Surgery, School of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies

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