Table 1

Description of the dogs participating in the study

Study groupnSex (male/female)Age (years), mean±sdWeight (kg), mean±sd
STIF2917/125.7±2.916.0±14.3
OTHER178/95.2±3.221.5±9.1
CTRL116/53.7±2.618.5±5.8
  • ​Breeds in each group are presented in online supplementary appendix 1.

  • CTRL, control dogs with no known musculoskeletal disease; OTHER, dogs with some musculoskeletal disease other than stifle dysfunction; STIF, dogs with any stifle dysfunction .