Bennett (1976) has also stated that young dogs suffer mostly from NSH than any other nutritional bone disease. Among the different breeds, German shepherd dogs were (29.41%) affected most followed by non-descript dogs (26.89%), Doberman (13.45%), Spitz (11.76%), Great Dane (6.72%), Pomeranian (3.36%), Labrador Retriever (1.68%) and others (6.72%).
Fractures secondary to nutritional bone disease in dogs: A review of 38 cases.
Data on nutritional bone disease are described and discussed.
Nutritional bone disease is defined as a syndrome of bone disease and deformities in which the bone is affected as a tissue, primarily as a consequence to deficiencies of vitamin D and calcium; or imbalances of the nutrients which are critically important for the growth and development of the bone; its mineralization and maintenance of calcium homeostasis and the structural integrity and health of the skeleton.
Among the surveyed population, 2,13,760 (52%) had nutritional bone disease; 20,784 (5%) had metabolic bone disease; and 1,77,200 (43%) had endemic skeletal fluorosis; and in 41 patients (0.19%), the bone disease was rare, mixed, or unidentified (3-5).
Nutritional (privational) vitamin D-deficiency osteomalacia is the commonest nutritional bone disease prevalent in Indian mothers and is characterized by a failure to mineralize the newly formed organic matrix (osteoid) of bone in a normal manner.
Nutritional bone disease. In: Teotia SPS, Teotia M, editors.