This Xray was taken of Pika during her follow up appointment for HLP in January, 2006. The outlined areas show key areas of concern. Note that the top of the image is her right side and the bottom is her left side. Starting with her tail, and then proceeding clockwise, the concerns were:

  • Disjointed vertebrae in tail
  • Cloudiness of joints in right foot, indicative of deterioration of joints
  • Bone spur on right shin, indicative of possible previous break that did not heal properly
  • Extreme cloudiness of right knee, indicative of advanced deterioration of joint and bone matter
  • Cloudiness of right elbow, indicative of deterioration of joint
  • Cloudiness of left shoulder, indicative of deterioration of joint
  • Cloudiness of left elbow, indicative of deterioration of joint
  • Cloudiness of joints in left foot, indicative of deterioration of joints

If you feel your glider is sick, please seek immediate veterinary assistance. The information on this page and in the correlating articles is for general educational purposes and is not intended to replace proper vet care. Please do not try to self-diagnose or self-treat your glider.

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