The results of this study help to clarify the prevalence of ED in different breeds in France.
Luxoid hip dysplasia is an important risk factor for the development of major complications in dogs undergoing THA.
No association was found between the grade of ED and the worsening of clinical signs.
There were specific alterations which could be caused by the different morphologies, aptitudes and abilities of each breed.
Conservative management and surgical management both require rehabilitation therapy.
Surgical strategies reduce pain through off-loading of the medial compartment.
The ventrodorsal hip flexed and not distracted view does not require human operators.
This finding suggests that this simple, minimally invasive diagnostic technique has potential for discriminating dysplastic dogs from dogs with normal hips.