Panosteitis, also called “growing pains” or “wandering lameness”, is a disease of puppies between five and twelve months of age. The cause is unknown, but there is a tendency for the disease to run in families. German Shepherds are affected most commonly.
A characteristic sign is the tendency for pain and lameness to shift from one location to another over a course of several weeks or months. The disease often is accompanied by fever, muscle wasting and lethargy. Pressure over the shaft of the affected bone elicits pain. X-rays show the characteristic picture of increased density in a long bone. If one carries out a lab test on the blood, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.