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Table 4 Number of dogs treated with gold implantation and a control group that showed changes in the signs of hip dysplasia, according to their owners' general impressions of their dog's behaviour in its daily life after 24 months of treatment.

From: Two years follow-up study of the pain-relieving effect of gold bead implantation in dogs with hip-joint arthritis

Treatment group No pain signs Large improvement in signs Moderate improvement in signs No change in signs Moderate deterioration in signs Severe deterioration in signs Total
GG 3 19 10 0 2 0 34
PG 1 12 9 2 5 3 32
GG+PG (pooled) 4 31 19 2 7 3 66
PC (control) 0 0 1 2 4 0 7
  1. For abbreviations see Table 1