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Panosteitis

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Panosteitis is a common bone disease in dogs. It manifests with sudden, otherwise unexplained lameness, usually between 5 and 14 months of age. Fever, weight loss, and lethargy can also be seen. The cause is unknown. Diagnosis is made by pain on palpation of the long bones of the limbs. X-rays may show an increased density in the medullary cavity of the affected bones. Pain medication can help to relieve the symptoms, and the lameness usually goes away eventually without additional treatment. Larger breeds, such as German Shepherd Dogs, are more prone to this problem.

This is also referred to as eosinophilic panosteitis, enostosis, endosteal proliferation of new bone, and eopan.

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