Hip Dysplasia, Diet and Genetics


I am excited to share some very interesting information with you on Hip Dysplasia in a new little series to look into just how much diet plays a role or, is it all genetic as most main stream conventional veterinary science wants to believe?

Can it be prevented?

Following is an article by Dr. Wendell Belfield to kick off this interesting journey. 🙂


Changing the Concept Of Canine Hip Dysplasia

By Dr. Wendell O. Belfield

It may interest breeders and fanciers of the larger breeds of dogs,that the winds of time are changing the concept of canine hip dysplasia (CHD). In the May, 1997 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, were two papers discussing a new outlook on CHD.

The first paper, “Onset of epiphyseal mineralization and growth plate closure in radiographically normal and dysplastic Labrador Retrievers,” was a collaboration of seven researchers/educators at the veterinary schoool at Cornell University. The results of this study is as follows:

Read entire article HERE

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