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Hip dysplasia in dogs in relation to their month of birth
  1. I Hanssen
  1. Strinda Small Animal Clinic, Trondheim, Norway.


German wirehaired pointers, English, Irish and Gordon setters, and labrador retrievers that were puppies during the spring and summer had a significantly lower incidence of hip dysplasia than those growing up during the autumn and winter. However, golden retrievers and German shepherd dogs did not show the same seasonal pattern of incidence of hip dysplasia.

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