Canine Epiphyseal Disease
The epiphysis is located at either end of long bones and is evident within the fetus approximately four weeks post conception. During growth, the epiphysis is comprised of specialized cartilage, including articular epiphyseal cartilage (AEC) and growth plate epiphyseal cartilage (GEC), together accounting for longitudinal growth of long bones. In maturity, most of the epiphyseal cartilage is replaced with trabecular bone, encased in a thin shell of cortical bone with hyaline cartilage persisting at the joint surface.
Epiphyseal pathology sustained during growth can have profound lifelong consequence. This webinar reviews common epiphyseal pathologies, including articular and growth plate osteochondrosis and epiphyseal trauma. A focus on diagnosis, treatment and expected outcomes with practical tips and tricks for use in your practice is presented.
Recording from 28.05.2020
Dr Ricky Cashmore BVSc FANZCVS (SAS). Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.
Following graduation from the University of Melbourne (2005) Ricky worked in general practice for 18 months prior to completion of a rotating internship at the University of Cambridge, surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialist Centre and surgical residency at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney (2010-2013). Ricky remained at SASH until 2017 before joining the Southpaws Speciality Surgery for Animals team in Melbourne (current practice).
Ricky is a Fellow of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist in Small Animal Surgery. He has published and presented around the world with a strong and active interest in clinical and biomechanical research relating to the canine hip, stifle and spine, the focus of his current and previous research projects. He is a past recipient of the prestigious VOS Wade O Brinker Orthopaedic Resident Research Award (presented WVOC, Colorado 2014) and previous examiner for the ANZCVS small animal surgical chapter. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of teaching, having taught at numerous workshops and conferences nationally and internationally while mentoring many residents and interns over the years.
Ricky’s primary surgical interests lie in orthopaedics and include arthroscopy, partial and total joint replacement, minimally invasive fracture repair and neurosurgery.