Findings reveal dogs most at risk of bone tumours


16 September 2021
A new study has confirmed previous findings that heavier dogs with longer legs and skull shapes are at greater risk of developing a painful and aggressive bone tumour.

The research, led by the University of Bristol Veterinary School, in collaboration with Cardiff University and the Royal Veterinary College, also found that osteosarcoma was more common in larger breeds, such as Rottweilers, Great Danes, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and Mastiffs.

It’s hoped these findings will inform future breed health reforms as well as studies into the way tumours form from normal bone.

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