This update is comes after speaking with Dr Keller in July of 2006.
This is a summary of the vertebral anomalies presented in
September 2004 at the French Bulldog National show. The summary data reflects
the evaluation of 245 dogs.
1. Thoracic hemivertebra are the most frequent.
2. 81% of the dogs had 5 or less vertebra anomalies
3. 70% of the anomalies were between T5 and T9
4. 76% had 3 or less contiguous anomalies
To date the pilot study has 511 dogs and of these 37 dogs have normal spines.
Through 2005 there has been 354 French Bulldogs submitted for hip evaluation. The cumulative hip status is as follows:
Cardiac 289 all normal
Elbow Dysplasia 143 1.4% dysplastic
Patella 394 4.1% affected
Thyroid 55 90.9% normal
G.G. Keller, D.V.M., MS
Chief of Veterinary Services