Three-dimensional pelvimetric evaluation of the pelvic cavity in different dog breeds

akçasız z. n., DEMIRCIOGLU I., Ozkan E., Nicoleta M., Güzel B. C.

Turkish Journal of Veterinary Research (Online), vol.8, no.1, pp.13-18, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Objective:The mean of pelvis diameters and development of pelvis: It is known that it varies depending on many factors such as race, body size, gender, nutrition, movement rate and hormone. In this context, the study was carried out to examine the cavum pelvis of different breeds of dogs using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). Materials and Methods:A total of 43 dogs, 19 different breeds, were used in the study. Pelvis region was scanned with a 64-detector MDCT device with a section thickness of 0.625 mm. The obtained images were transferred to the RadiAnt DICOM Viewer program to create a three-dimensional model of the cavum pelvis, and then pelvic measurements were taken. Results: In the pelvimetric examination, it was determined that conjugated Diameter was highest in Kangal Shepherd dogs and vertically Diameter was highest in Kangal Shepherd dogs. The lowest average of both diameters was found in Pomeranian dogs. Pelvis slope formed between these two ages was observed to be highest in Alabai breed dogs with 38° and lowest in Pekingese, Pomeranian and Setter breed dogs with 18°. Conclusion: it is thought that it will be beneficial for many disciplines, especially gynecology, to reveal the differences between the breeds by comparing the results of the dog breeds whose metric characteristics of the cavum pelvis were examined.