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Owner-perceived signs and veterinary diagnosis in 50 cases of feline osteoarthritis.
Can Vet J 2012; 53(11):1181-6CV

Abstract

Veterinarians contacted to identify cats diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) provided information on signalment, method of diagnosis, treatment and concurrent disease. Owners of 50 cats were interviewed to collect information on specific OA signs observed in the home, relating to mobility, self-maintenance, social and exploratory behavior, and activity and habits at diagnosis and after treatment. Mean age at diagnosis was 12 y; concurrent diseases were common (44%). Owner-reported abnormalities led to OA diagnosis in most cases; either as the primary finding (30%), or combined with abnormal physical examination or radiographic findings (64%). Owners frequently reported changes in mobility, particularly gait, jumping, and use of stairs. Oral or injectable disease-modifying osteoarthritis drugs were the most common treatments (71%). Feline OA diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring appear to rely heavily on owner-perceived signs; physical examination abnormalities may not be detected. Questioning of owners revealed various observable signs potentially useful in OA detection and monitoring.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Groupe de Recherche en Pharmacologie Animale du Québec (GREPAQ), Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, and the Companion Animal Research Group, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec J2S 7C6. mary.klinck@umontreal.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23633711

Citation

Klinck, Mary P., et al. "Owner-perceived Signs and Veterinary Diagnosis in 50 Cases of Feline Osteoarthritis." The Canadian Veterinary Journal = La Revue Veterinaire Canadienne, vol. 53, no. 11, 2012, pp. 1181-6.
Klinck MP, Frank D, Guillot M, et al. Owner-perceived signs and veterinary diagnosis in 50 cases of feline osteoarthritis. Can Vet J. 2012;53(11):1181-6.
Klinck, M. P., Frank, D., Guillot, M., & Troncy, E. (2012). Owner-perceived signs and veterinary diagnosis in 50 cases of feline osteoarthritis. The Canadian Veterinary Journal = La Revue Veterinaire Canadienne, 53(11), pp. 1181-6.
Klinck MP, et al. Owner-perceived Signs and Veterinary Diagnosis in 50 Cases of Feline Osteoarthritis. Can Vet J. 2012;53(11):1181-6. PubMed PMID: 23633711.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Owner-perceived signs and veterinary diagnosis in 50 cases of feline osteoarthritis. AU - Klinck,Mary P, AU - Frank,Diane, AU - Guillot,Martin, AU - Troncy,Eric, PY - 2013/5/2/entrez PY - 2013/5/2/pubmed PY - 2013/7/3/medline SP - 1181 EP - 6 JF - The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne JO - Can. Vet. J. VL - 53 IS - 11 N2 - Veterinarians contacted to identify cats diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) provided information on signalment, method of diagnosis, treatment and concurrent disease. Owners of 50 cats were interviewed to collect information on specific OA signs observed in the home, relating to mobility, self-maintenance, social and exploratory behavior, and activity and habits at diagnosis and after treatment. Mean age at diagnosis was 12 y; concurrent diseases were common (44%). Owner-reported abnormalities led to OA diagnosis in most cases; either as the primary finding (30%), or combined with abnormal physical examination or radiographic findings (64%). Owners frequently reported changes in mobility, particularly gait, jumping, and use of stairs. Oral or injectable disease-modifying osteoarthritis drugs were the most common treatments (71%). Feline OA diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring appear to rely heavily on owner-perceived signs; physical examination abnormalities may not be detected. Questioning of owners revealed various observable signs potentially useful in OA detection and monitoring. SN - 0008-5286 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23633711/Owner_perceived_signs_and_veterinary_diagnosis_in_50_cases_of_feline_osteoarthritis_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/23633711/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -