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The long and short of slipped discs

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‘LONG AND LOW’ dwarf breeds of dog are at a higher risk of intervertebral disc extrusion, more commonly known as a slipped disc, according to the results of research by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

The study, which was published in the journal PLoS ONE last week, found that smaller, fatter dogs with long backs were at greater risk of slipping a disc; affected breeds included the dachschund and basset hound, as well as dwarf cross-breeds. …

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