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Old 01-11-2013, 11:25 AM
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Default Anyone have experience with OCD; Piper's x-rays included!

I don't think I've ever mentioned this here, but Piper has been having some pain in her left rear leg since November. So far we've just been treating with Rimadyl, but haven't seen much improvement. Today she went back to my vet for x-rays of her knee. We were thinking it was a cruciate tear or something along those lines, but after looking at the x-rays, neither vet thinks that's what it is.

Based on the x-rays, my vet thinks it's OCD (pulled this up from a quick Google: http://www.peteducation.com/article....2+2084&aid=464). Reading over that, she does have those symptoms.. stiffness/soreness when getting up, limping after more activity, and not appearing to be that painful.

So here are her x-rays:

This one is where you can see the abnormality right below the patella..







We did her hips at the same time to make sure there wasn't something going on there. Surprisingly, they look pretty darn good.

Since she's not *that* painful and 90% of the time she seems okay, I'm opting to go a more conservative route at this point. We have a great canine rehab place near me that does laser therapy, acupuncture, massage, swimming, pretty much anything you can think of. So I think I'm going to get her in there and let them tell me what they think I should do. A couple of my friends recommended Adequan so I'll ask about that as well. My horses got Adequan regularly so I'm not stranger to it.

If I wanted to go the aggressive approach, I'd get her scheduled for surgery. But at this point no one thought that was the only option.. so I guess we'll see what happens.

Anyone else have experience with this?
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