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Tag Archives: hemivertebra
Hemivertebra is a congenital (meaning it’s present at birth) condition that can be inherited. It is most common in brachycephalic (short-faced), screwtailed breeds such as French Bulldogs, Pugs, and Boston Terriers. The spines of most dogs have from 49 to 53 vertebrae, depending on tail