General practitioners: Are you diagnosing and surgically treating juvenile canine hip dysplasia?

A free CE webinar sponsored by Trupanion


Are you diagnosing and treating hip dysplasia in puppies? Well, you should be! In children, hip dysplasia is so common that pediatricians in developed countries examine every newborn before discharge from the hospital. As pet pediatricians, veterinarians can use the same method to examine every puppy between the ages of 10 and 18 weeks for congenital hip laxity. Diagnosing canine hip dysplasia in young puppies and performing the minimally invasive juvenile pubic symphysiodesis surgery in appropriately selected puppies may decrease hip laxity, improve joint congruity, and prevent secondary hip osteoarthritis.

In this 1-hour webinar, presented by Vetsymposium and Trupanion, Dr. William Henry will review the diagnostic procedure you should perform on all puppies in this age range and describe the surgery performed to improve hip joint conformation in puppies at this early age.

You will learn:

  • Two methods of definitively diagnosing hip dysplasia in puppies as early as 10 weeks old in your practice
  • A minimally invasive surgical option for immature puppies that are 10 to 18 weeks old
  • Ways to communicate with clients about both the diagnosis and the surgery

Earn 1 hour of CE credit for free.*

*This program 209-25295 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credits (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter category of: Category One: Scientific using the delivery method(s) of: Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at or 877-698-8482 should you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession, or if you have questions regarding this notification.

Dr. William Henry Jr., DVM, DACVS

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