Our expert says:
As you know from what you have researched there are numerous conditions that may cause lameness. Some of these include:
a)Scottie Cramp - neurochemical deficiency. This can be tested by the veterinary surgeon.
b)Patella Luxation - deviation of the patella to the medial aspect of the leg. Confirmed by palpation and manipulation of the patella and limb.
c)Perthes disease - avascular necrosis to the head/neck of the femur. Confirmed via X-ray.
Has the vet taken an x-ray of the limb/hips to rule out any of the above.
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