Small-sized newborn dogs skeletal development: radiologic, morphometric, and histological findings obtained from spontaneously dead animals.

Modina, S C; Veronesi, M C; Moioli, Melania; Meloni, T; Lodi, G; Bronzo, V; Di Giancamillo, M (2017). Small-sized newborn dogs skeletal development: radiologic, morphometric, and histological findings obtained from spontaneously dead animals. BMC veterinary research, 13(1), p. 175. BioMed Central 10.1186/s12917-017-1092-6

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BACKGROUND Very little is known about neonatal skeletal development in small-sized purebred dogs. In order to improve this knowledge, 27 spontaneously dead puppies belonging to small-sized breeds were enrolled in this study for radiologic, histological and morphometric investigations. RESULTS The appearance of the limb secondary ossification centers and the onset of their formation were clearly observed by x rays and confirmed by histological evidences. Radiographic and anatomic measurements of limb bones length and skull length and width were positively correlated with body weight and age of the subjects and the body weight was positively correlated with radius bone mineral density, as demonstrated by dual-energy x-rays absorptiometry. CONCLUSIONS These data provided original information on the growth of newborn small-sized breed dogs, and suggest that cadavers may be useful to study skeletal development.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Moioli, Melania

Subjects:

500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1746-6148

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Aiko Matter

Date Deposited:

20 Nov 2017 17:00

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 16:06

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/s12917-017-1092-6

PubMed ID:

28615055

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Bone mineral density Dog Histology Morphometry Newborn Radiography Skeletal development Small-sized breed

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.105444

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/105444

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