When the patient is bigger than expected! by Jemma Cooper BSc RVN, DipAn Phys, MIAAT Cruciate ligament injuries are becoming increasingly common in Veterinary practices. Although we have cases year round, spring time seems to be our busiest season, possibly due to lighter evenings, nicer weather and suddenly longer, more intense walks for our 4-legged friends. Most commonly cruciate trauma occurs due to sporting injuries or sudden sharp, quick movements that causes the ligament to suddenly snap. Imperfect conformation can also be a factor, where the cruciate ligament is put under strain due to abnormal loading. Here the ligament slowly...

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