An 18-week-old sexually intact male Vizsla was evaluated because of a right hind limb lameness of 3 weeks’ duration. The owners reported no known history of trauma. Treatment with carprofen and tramadol for pain management did not result in clinical improvement. The dog was otherwise clinically normal.
On physical examination, a grade 3 of 4 lameness of the right hind limb was apparent, and deep palpation of the right patella elicited a pain response. The remainder of the physical examination was unremarkable. No abnormalities were detected on CBC and serum biochemical analysis. Radiographs of the right stifle joint were
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