Atypical Bone Lysis

Atypical Bone Lysis/Degenerative Joint Disease

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Atypical Bone Lysis. Melody.

Atypical Bone Lysis. Patient, Melody.

Patient: Melody

Age/Sex/Breed: 10-year-old German Shepherd


“Melody” is a 10-year-old German Shepherd presented with acute lameness in the right carpus (wrist). Her general appearance was that of a chronically ill patient with a very unthrifty, dull hair coat, significant periodontal infection, and non-febrile, with all other physical findings within normal limits. There was no observed history of trauma. Even slight palpation of the carpus would elicit a bite response from her. The swelling around the wrist was golf ball-sized with a nickel-sized area of granulation tissue in the center.


Radiographs were taken, but the owner declined other diagnostic tests at this time. The radiographic interpretation revealed an inflammatory reaction and lysis (bone destruction) in the area of the attachment of the medial collateral ligaments. Joint effusion and degenerative radiocarpal (wrist) joint changes were noted. These findings suggest both an acute and chronic condition in this location. The possibility of tumor growth, such as fibrosarcoma, could not be ruled out without a biopsy.

Atypical Bone Lysis Therapy:

9/19/08 - Veterinary Immune Tabs were started with piroxicam and omega-3 fatty acids.

Follow-up: The owners noticed a marked improvement in her appearance within two weeks.

10/15/08 - A re-exam one month later showed that Melody’s general appearance had improved remarkably! There was a 100% turnaround in her activity level, and her hair coat had that “show dog” shine & feel. Despite the persistent swelling around her wrist, she was completely non-painful during the examination. At this time, the Immune therapy regimen was changed slightly. Before this time, Melody was taking the Veterinary Immune Tabs daily. We decreased her to a maintenance dose of 4 days on and three days off weekly.

1/26/09 - Follow-up radiographs revealed no significant progression of the destructive (lytic) changes. Melody showed no lameness, and the owners are thrilled with her recovery.

5/21/09 - Doing very well. No lameness or pain on palpation. We’re continuing the Veterinary Immune Tabs maintenance dose and piroxicam every other day. Follow-up x-rays showed continued remodeling and bone regeneration of the previously identified suspicious bony defect.

Atypical Bone Lysis Assessment:

What I continue to see in my patients on the Veterinary Immune Tabs is a marked improvement in their overall appearance and health. This formula’s ingredients feed and support optimum immune function and promote the patient’s general well-being. I strongly encourage my clients to use this product as a preventative supplement to promote true overall wellness at any age. Numerous patients have consistently witnessed excellent responses using Dr. Ramaekers’ blend of specialized bone and cartilage support nutrients. I regularly utilize the Veterinary Immune formula and traditional anti-arthritic medications to enhance my patient’s clinical response.

Attending Veterinarian: Dr. Bob McClung

The base formula for Vet-I-Tabs of organic vitamins, organically-bound minerals, organic amino acids, and essential fatty acids has been developed over 40 years with extensive laboratory analysis . The formula is carefully balanced to address metabolic bone disease in all species – Dr. Joseph Ramaekers

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