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Panosteitis refers to a short-lived (self-limiting) and painful condition characterized by limping and lameness. It is a condition that affects the long bones in the. Outline: Panosteitis is said to be a common disease of German shepherd dogs. It is characterized by The dog may show a pain response on limb handling. Canine Panosteitis. Panosteitis is a sudden, painful inflammation of the leg bones in growing dogs. It affects large-breed dogs, especially German Shepherds.

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It regresses in most individuals once they reach sexual maturity at between months, but some GSDs are affected until they are seven years of age Bohning et alBerry Armed Forces Americas Aa except Canada. KR Korea, Republic of.

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Growing Pains in Dogs. Affected GSDs may suffer recurrent bouts from five months of age, lasting from a few days to weeks, although they may last longer. Cwnine free access to the 1 publication for diagnostic and treatment information? Although the underlying pathogenesis of the condition is unknown, panosteitis is a self-limiting disease and resolves on its own.

FM Micronesia, Federated States of. Radiographs of the affected limb may ;anosteitis compared with those of the contralateral limb to assist in diagnosis.

AE United Arab Emirates. X-rays may show an increased density in the medullary cavity of the affected bones, often near the nutrient foramen where the blood vessels enter the bone.

J Am Vet Med Assoc. References csnine Author Information show hide. Panosteitissometimes shortened to pano among breeders, [1] is an occasionally seen long bone condition in large breed dogs.



Panosteitis may be suspected in a juvenile GSD showing lameness. J Small Anim Pract. This pansteitis may not be present for up to ten days after lameness begins.

Bone is a dynamic, living tissue that can slowly respond to the forces exerted on it by remodelling, strengthening and repairing itself. Individual bouts may last for weeks to months at a time Shell Generally affecting juvenile male German shepherd dogs GSDsthe disease is usually self-limiting and spontaneously regresses once sexual maturity is reached, although some individuals may be affected up to middle-age Bohning et alBerry TF French Southern Territories.

Panosteitis is characterized histologically by an increase in activity of osteoblasts and fibroblasts in the periosteumendosteum and bone marrowresulting in fibrosis and the formation of connective tissue in the medullary cavity of the affected bone. Reoccurrences may coincide with periods of stress Shell WF Wallis and Futuna. Privacy statement Charity Registered caninf England No.

Follow us CliniciansBrief Twitter. The theory is that high protein levels lead to oedema fluid collection and retention within the tissues of the medullary cavity. DC District of Columbia. Lateral radiographic projections of the ulna B in dogs with early signs of panosteitis. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 3: The dog may show a pain response on limb handling.

Generally affecting juvenile dogs, the disease is usually self-limiting and spontaneously regresses once sexual maturity is reached between months of age, but some individuals may be still affected in middle-age Bohning et alBerry The cause is unknown, but genetics, stress, infection, metabolism, or an autoimmune component may be factors.

Pain may be caused by increased pressure in the medullary cavity and the stimulation of pain receptors in the periosteum. As far as we are aware, there are no breeding schemes aimed at reducing the incidence of panosteitis.


Panosteitis usually affects rapidly growing large- and giant-breed dogs, typically between 5 and 12 months of age, although it has been reported in dogs as old as 5 years of age. It can occur in any bone which contains significant volumes of bone marrow, long bone shafts being the most common sites. References and Author Information.

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Diagnosis The GSD is the breed most commonly affected with panosteitis. Return to top 3. Clinical and pathological effects Panosteitis is an inflammatory disease that generally affects the long bones of young, large breed dogs, especially GSDs.

Generally it seems sensible not to breed from individuals that have been affected by the disease or from their relatives.

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These signs often last from a few days to a few weeks, disappear and then reoccur i. The ulna is most commonly affected, followed in frequency by the radius and humerus. Armed Forces Middle East Ae.

It has been ranked the 1 most essential publication by small animal veterinarians for 9 years. Content continues after advertisement. A thorough physical and orthopedic examination is important, as other orthopedic diseases eg, osteochondrosis, hypertrophic osteodystrophy may be similar to signs of panosteitis and, in some cases, occur concurrently.

Return to top Number of animals affected The GSD is the breed most commonly affected with panosteitis.