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12 Keeshonden Subluxation of the Patella




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This article is from the Keeshonden Breed FAQ, by keashoo@ix.netcom.com (Kimberly J. Eashoo).

12 Keeshonden Subluxation of the Patella

"Slipped stifles" simply means that slipping of the kneecap on the
rear legs. This condition, whether hereditary or caused by trauma, can
be identified by a veterinarian during an examination. Patellar
subluxation is correctable by surgery but because it is hereditary
(unless caused by injury) it is not recommended that dogs with this
condition be bred.

 

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