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CURRENT STATE OF DISEASE



It is estimated that 38% of all cats have clinical signs of OA, and 90% of cats over age 12 have radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis1-4 - nearly double that seen in dogs. However, veterinarians report they diagnose OA in cats less frequently than in dogs.1

Like dogs, cats also hide signs of pain. However, if pet owners know what to look for they recognize signs of OA in their cat. Pet Owners are interested in learning more about OA from their veterinarians.5

The content in this site provides veterinarians and veterinary nurses resources to help identify and manage osteoarthritis in cats.

PREPARE FOR AND COMPLETE AN ORTHOPEDIC EXAM IN THE CAT



In a series of short videos, Dr. Duncan Lascelles BSc, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, CertVA, DSAS(ST), DECVS, DACVS walks veterinarians through preparation for and completing a feline orthopedic exam with the patient both in lateral recumbency and in the standing position.

Other Resources



Creating a cat friendly clinic environment which lowers the stress for both cats and their owners in your practice, helps to ensure that owners routinely seek medical advice for the animal’s health and well- being.

How to Create a Cat Friendly Clinic

Results of a pilot study for the use of anti-NGF mAbs in cats for OA pain point to a potential new therapy.

REFERENCES



1. Data on File, November Veterinarian 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

2. LASCELLES BD, HENRY JB, 3RD, BROWN J et al.: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence of radiographic degenerative joint disease in domesticated cats. Vet Surg 2010; 39: 535-44.

3. SLINGERLAND L, HAZEWINKEL H, MEIJ B, PICAVET P, VOORHOUT G: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence and clinical features of osteoarthritis in 100 cats. Vet J 2011; 187:304-9.

4. LASCELLES BD, DONG YH, MARCELLINLITTLE DJ, THOMSON A, WHEELER S, CORREA M: Relationship of orthopedic examination, goniometric measurements, and radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease in cats. BMC Vet Res 2012; 8:10.

5. Data on File, November Pet Owner 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

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Webinars

Detection and Measurement of Chronic OA Pain in Cats: Are They in Pain and How do we know?
Margaret Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB Full access available July 24th - August 22nd, 2019; requires VetFolio membership to view after these dates.

Diagnosing Osteoarthritis Pain in the Cat.
Duncan Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, CertVA, DSAS(ST), DECVS, DACVS Full access available August 21st - September 18th, 2019; requires VetFolio membership to view after these dates.

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Other Resources

Creating a cat friendly clinic environment which lowers the stress for both cats and their owners in your practice, helps to ensure that owners routinely seek medical advice for the animal’s health and well- being.

How to Create a Cat Friendly Clinic

Results of a pilot study for the use of anti-NGF mAbs in cats for OA pain point to a potential new therapy.

1. CIMINO BROWN D. What can we learn from osteoarthritis pain in companion animals? Clinical And Experimental Rheumatology, 35 (5; Suppl. 107). 2017:53-58.

2. LASCELLES BD, HENRY JB, 3rd, BROWN J et al.: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence of radiographic degenerative joint disease in domesticated cats. Vet Surg 2010; 39: 535- 44.

3. SLINGERLAND L, HAZEWINKEL H, MEIJ B, PICAVET P, VOORHOUT G: Cross-sectional study of the prevalence and clinical features of osteoarthritis in 100 cats. Vet J 2011; 187: 304-9.

4. LASCELLES BD, DONG YH, MARCELLINLITTLE DJ, THOMSON A, WHEELER S, CORREA M: Relationship of orthopedic examination, goniometric measurements, and radiographic signs of degenerative joint disease in cats. BMC Vet Res 2012; 8: 10.

5. Data on File, November Veterinarian 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

6. Data on File, November Pet Owners 2018 KG Marketsense, Zoetis Inc.

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