Oculoskeletal Dysplasia (OSD)

Oculoskeletal Dysplasia (OSD) represents a hereditary syndrome comprising varying combinations of osteochondrodysplasia and/or ocular pathology. Skeletal changes typically include shortened limbs (particularly the forelimbs), marked by varus deformities of the elbows & valgus deformities of the carpi, epiphyseal dysplasia, ununited anconeal/coronoid processes and/or hip dysplasia. Ocular pathology may include any combination of cataracts, retinal folding/dysplasia, retinal detachment (complete or partial), hyaloid remnants, hyphema and/or glaucoma. Affected breeds include the Labrador Retriever & Samoyed.