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Astrochoc Labrador Retrievers - Victoria, Australia

OCD found in pups of the first litter

So despite screening parents for defects, recessive traits in both parents have combined to produce Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) in the elbow joints of some of the litter. This problem has shown up when the pups are around 9 months of age.

More infomation about OCD in Labradors can be found here:
http://www.labbies.com/dysplasa.htm
http://www.vetstop.com.au/Info/OCDe.htm

Coco Speyed Tuesday 27th November 2001





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