Newfoundland Forelimb Anomaly

Forelimb Anomaly has been defined as a generalized chrondropathy of joint cartilage leading to deformity of the elbow joints .

Forelimb Anomaly has been officially diagnosed in the following breeds: Newfoundlands, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Tibetan Mastiffs, and Akitas.

We believe NFA is not viral, bacterial, caused by rapid growth, or a specific diet. Most researchers believe it is genetic but the exact mode of inheritance is unknown. 


If you believe you have an affected dog (regardless of breed) or believe you may have had an affected dog in the past, please reach out to us.


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