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06 Nov 2006

Puppy have panosteitis
My vet diagnosed my puppy of having panosteitis. What is it exactly? I can see what the symptoms are. Lameness and extreme pain that come and go. But don't understand what is causing it.
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Karen
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

What breed and how old is the pup? Panosteitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the long bones and diagnosed on radiography. The affected animals usually respond to anti-inflammatory pain killers but sometimes need prolonged courses and antibiotics (although there does not appear to be an infectious cause). Affected animals can be really miserable and sometimes display "shifting" lameness i.e. lame left fore then right hind then right fore etc.
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