Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCP) is a disorder of hip joint conformation occurring in both humans and dogs. In dogs, it is most often seen in the miniature and small breed dogs. Shetland Sheepdogs are on the list of affected breeds. The age on onset of clinical signs (lameness) occurs from 4 – 12 months of age with 9 months of age being more common.
Dr. Leigh Anne Clark, of the Clark Canine Genetics Research Laboratory, Clemson University, is studying the inheritance of LCP in Shetland Sheepdogs and DNA samples from affected dogs are needed.
If you have an affected dog and are willing to participate, please contact Dr. Clark at:
Leigh Anne Clark, Ph.D.
057 Life Sciences Facility
190 Collings St.
Clemson, SC 29634
More information about LCP can be found on the OFA website at: http://www.offa.org/lcp.html
*Posted May 2017.