Small Animal Orthopaedics Q&A 05

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Photographs of a one-year-old, male Chow Chow with multifocal scarring alopecia; hyperpigmentation and ulceration of the face, tail tip and distal extremities; and a stiff gait in all four limbs. There is muscle atrophy of the temporal and triceps muscles. The dog’s skin lesions have been present since six months of age.

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