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Treatment Options for Canine Cruciate Disease

February 2013 Footnotes

By Narda Robinson, DO, DVM

Posted: Jan. 28, 2013, 6:00 p.m. EST

These are the footnotes for Dr. Robinson's February 2013 Evidence Based Medicine column, Treatment Options for Canine Cruciate Disease.

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