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Re: Rymans with ACL problems?

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    There have been a couple of ACL injuries in dogs from our litters, and we hear about them occasionally. Doesn’t seem to be rampant in most lines, but definitely are some out there.
    I like the advice to give it a chance to heal before jumping into surgery too. FWIW, I knew a top ultramarathon runner (100 mile mountain races) who had a completely ruptured ACL and didn’t know it until someone practiced doing MRIs on his knees. I’m not suggesting it’s wrong to do the surgery, but maybe the body sometimes has a natural way to deal with injuries. Probably is a genetic predisposition at least some of the time. The risk for cruciate ligament injuries also goes up if you spay or neuter. Lisa

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