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Features June 2014 Issue

Total Hip Replacement

You can see the defeat in Huckster's eyes at the moment he came off the transport truck that took him from Mississippi to Connecticut; and you can also see his left foot in the air. His left hip was in such bad shape he could not bear weight on that leg from the time he arrived in Connecticut until his surgery.

Total Hip Replacement

Solutions for hip dysplasia keep getting better and better.

Hip dysplasia is a developmental problem meaning the disease develops as the dog grows and is an all-too-common one, tending to occur in certain breeds. A dog of any breed and any size may develop hip dysplasia that begins to evidence itself by the time the animal is just several months old. Typical signs include limping or a bunny-hopping gait.

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