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Which Leg Seems To Get The Most Cancer?


Which leg had OS  

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  1. 1. For all those whose greys had OS, which leg was it? Multiple choice allowed for those with multiple dogs

    • Right front
      19
    • Left front
      10
    • Right rear
      10
    • Left rear
      9
    • Other (like spine)
      3


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Am I allowed to vote for Darcy Deerhound? Hers was a front right.

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Jamey had his right front leg amputated in June.

 

ETA, it was in the middle of his humerus, with no "sunburst" pattern, we think we caught it in the early stages. Results of needle aspirates were inconclusive until his leg broke on the X-ray table. His leg was amputated and it was DX as OS AFTER the amputation.

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Wow, I didn't know this. I'd always heard 'away from the elbow and towards the knee'. In other words, if it's a front leg it's either the 'shoulder' or 'wrist' and on a back leg it's a 'knee'.

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Jack's was his distal left femur (knee).

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Wow, there seems to be an overwhelming majority of osteo on the front right leg :( It's something I never realized before. Thankfully I've never experienced osteo first hand yet, but it's always on the back of my mind anytime I even see a slight limp.

 

Has Dr. Couto or anyone else come up with any theories as to why it occurs with such frequency on this particular leg. With such a propensity for one area there has to be something to it. All that comes to mind for me is possible stresses while racing. Do greyhounds lead with that leg (that foot hits the ground first)?

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Wow, there seems to be an overwhelming majority of osteo on the front right leg :( It's something I never realized before. Thankfully I've never experienced osteo first hand yet, but it's always on the back of my mind anytime I even see a slight limp.

 

Has Dr. Couto or anyone else come up with any theories as to why it occurs with such frequency on this particular leg. With such a propensity for one area there has to be something to it. All that comes to mind for me is possible stresses while racing. Do greyhounds lead with that leg (that foot hits the ground first)?

 

 

 

 

I'm wondering that same thing myself. Maybe it has something about the pressure on that particular leg as they round the corner.... :dunno

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If I remember Dr. Couto correctly it almost always the right front. I could be wrong. Maybe shoot an email to him.

 

 

I've seen osteo in all 4 limbs as well as ribs and a few other places. So it may be more frequent in the front right but not exclusive. I've sent Dr Couto an email, I'll let you know.

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Brooke was an unusual one, and had osteo in both hind legs.

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Jamey had his right front leg amputated in June.

 

ETA, it was in the middle of his humerus, with no "sunburst" pattern, we think we caught it in the early stages. Results of needle aspirates were inconclusive until his leg broke on the X-ray table. His leg was amputated and it was DX as OS AFTER the amputation.

We caught Max's immediately, as well ... there was no "sunburst" pattern, either. He had three good months with us. Amazing how is it almost always the right front, and Max's was the proximal humerus.

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Left front.

 

 

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If I remember Dr. Couto correctly it almost always the right front. I could be wrong. Maybe shoot an email to him.

 

 

The answer from Dr Couto is "Nope…At least not statistically"

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