The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare Rottweilers diagnosed with osteosarcoma (OSA) with other breeds to determine whether Rottweilers experienced a more aggressive form of the disease. Two hundred and fifty-eight dogs were evaluated (102 clinical and 156 necropsy cases). In the necropsy population, Rottweilers had a younger mean age at death (7.3 versus 9 years, P = 0.006). There were no significant differences between Rottweilers and other breeds in age at diagnosis, median disease-free interval or survival time. However, Rottweilers were more likely to have metastasis to the brain (7 versus 0%, P = 0.03). These results suggest that OSA in Rottweilers may have a different biological behaviour, but this study did not confirm that these differences were associated with a worse outcome.
- Bone tumours
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