Owners of American Kennel Club-registered German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers with no history of orthopedic issues are invited to have their dogs receive a free orthopedic examination as participants in a NC State University study.
The non-invasive clinical study entails a single visit involving x-rays
and physical measurements of the hind limbs of participating dogs.
The data collected from approximately 80 dogs will provide additional information on the
development of hip issues in the two breeds.
The focus of the study is the attachment between the dog’s spine and
This is to determine how the angle of this joint affects other joint angles and the
development of the skeletal system in the hind limbs.
For more information or to enroll in the study, contact Dr. Kyle Mathews, professor of soft tissue and oncologic
surgery, at 919.513.6303 or Sarah Wall at 919.513.6376.
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Seeks Participants for Canine Orthopedic Study