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Maslennikova TV and Kaydanovski MA

This article discusses the results of investigations of age-related involution in the coxofemoral joint (CFJ) cartilage in domestic cats (C) from the age of six months to thirty years. Forty whole CFJ samples were used as specimens for complete morphofunctional analysis. The methods of anatomical section, X-ray, light and polarizing optical microscopy of histological microslides stained with hematoxylin-eosin, and Sirius Red F3B, as well as morphometry were used in conducting this comparative analysis. This investigation into the peculiarities of joint cartilage (JC) cell structure in cats showed that prominent change in the CFJ is related to age, sex and weight of the animal. Morphological changes in the JC are compensatory at first, and only significantly later do they become pathological. It was observed that a decrease in the thickness of the JC, its erosion and micro-fractures of the subchondral bone are the morphological correlation to the exhaustion of adaptation-compensatory mechanisms due to unfavorable internal and external factors. Our investigation allows for a deeper understanding of the biology of cartilage and the mechanisms of its pathological changes, and further indicates a rational path to their prevention and cure.

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Alternative Medicine
Animal Welfare
Clinical Pathology
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Dental Congress 2:1
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Emergency & Critical Care
Feline Endocrine & Infectious Dz
Feline Gastroenterology
Feline Urology/Nephrology
Infectious & Zoonotic Diseases
Respiratory Medicine
Surgery & Sports Medicine
Oral Presentations
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Romifidine/Butorphanol Inj., Cats
Small Animal Practice, Iran
Effect Of Mammary Tumors On Ovary
Brucellosis Test Comparison, Dogs
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Parathormone Assay In Dogs
Moxidectin Treatment Of Scabies
Canine Babesiosis, Taiwan
ECG/BP After Propofol Administration
Bilateral TPO
Urethrostomy: Perineal vs Abdominal
Periodontal Dis.: CRF vs Normal Dogs
Wound Healing Using Bovine Saliva
Unhappiness With Assistance Dogs
Rabies Diagnosis In Live Dogs
Heartworm Diag.: Antigens/Antibodies
Penrose Drains For Peritonitis
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Feline Interferon For Parvo Dogs
Electrocardiographic, First 30 Days
Ehrlichiosis Prevalence, Taiwan
Moxidectin Effects On Demodicosis
ECG Results, Chronic Valve Disease
Chlorhexidine Gel, Plaque Reduction
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Gingivitis, Dentisept's Effects
Determinants Of Owner Compliance
Indirect BP Measurement Methods
Carnitine's Effects On Obese Cats
Angiographic Sudies, Tibial Bone
Hip Dysplasia, Darthroplasty, Dogs
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