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Venzin, C; Howard, J; Rytz, U; Spreng, D; Schawalder, P; Doherr, M; Schmökel, H (2004). Tibial plateau angles with and without cranial cruciate ligament rupture - Comparison between different dog populations and a wolf population. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 17(4):232-236.

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The tibial plateau angles (TPA) of dogs with andwithout cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) injuries wereevaluated and further compared to the TPAs of dogsfrom a previous population and of wolves. Similar TPAmeasurements were found in all groups, suggestingthat any possible changes in breeding practises,breed preferences, nutrition or other factors have notsignificantly influenced the TPA over time. Moreover,a difference was not found in the TPA between anygroup and the group affected with CrCL injury,suggesting that the TPA is not a clinically relevantpredisposing factor in the development of canine CrCLrupture.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Uncontrolled Keywords:dog, Tibial plateau angle, cruciate ligament, wolf
Deposited On:13 Jun 2012 08:19
Last Modified:30 Oct 2014 15:48
Publisher DOI:10.1002/anie.200603513

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