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Articles by Simon Roe, BVSc, PhD, DACVS

Simon Roe, BVSc, PhD, DACVS

Osteoarthritis in cats: Still a mass of unknowns
February 1, 2006

When addressing arthritis in cats, we presume similarities to arthritis in dogs, interpreting radiographs and clinical signs with canine differential diagnoses in mind. And we develop therapies based on how dogs are managed. But these presumptions have little scientific basis. In fact, we know little about how many cats have arthritis, what effect their arthritis has on their lifestyles, or to what degree therapy improves their comfort level.


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