Skeletal

This is a Skeletal condition.

Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1

What is OSD1?

A developmental disease described in the Labrador Retriever and the Samoyed, affected dogs can show signs very early in life and can include dramatic short-limbed dwarfism, lameness, and partial to complete vision loss. The lameness results from abnormal bowing of the front limbs leading to early onset arthritis, which can be managed supportively with anti inflammatory therapy and other pain medication. Dogs are otherwise healthy and can be maintained with careful pain control and supportive measures for their impaired vision. There is currently no definitive treatment for OSD.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

Signs can include dramatic short-limbed dwarfism, lameness, and partial to complete vision loss. Affected dogs tend to have early onset arthritis.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs are first recognized in puppies.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing and clinical signs can be used to diagnose this condition.

How is this condition treated?

Currently, there is no treatment for this condition. Medications may be prescribed to help with pain.

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