Renate Weller

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Three-dimensional (3D) information plays an important part in medical and veterinary education. Appreciating complex 3D spatial relationships requires a strong foundational understanding of anatomy and mental 3D visualization skills. Novel learning resources have been introduced to anatomy training to achieve this. Objective evaluation of their comparative(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Dental disease often presents a diagnostic challenge in the horse. Computed tomography (CT) is increasingly used in the evaluation of head related disease in the horse, but the CT appearance of the most common dental diseases of horses has not yet been fully described. OBJECTIVE To describe the CT appearance of the peripheral(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY There is a lack of scientific data and studies on the effect of conformation on performance or on orthopaedic health. OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between conformation, injury and performance in racehorses used for racing over fences. METHODS Over 2 years, 108 National Hunt racehorses were followed and their(More)
Muscle morphology determines muscle function. An objective method to determine muscle volume in vivo will facilitate understanding of basic muscle function and will also provide a valuable tool for the clinician to assess the effectiveness of treatment. In this method-validation study, it is hypothesised that a freehand 3-D ultrasonography system provides a(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Currently available sedatives depress cardiopulmonary function considerably; therefore, it is important to search for new, less depressive sedatives. The study was performed to assess duration and intensity of cardiopulmonary side effects of a new sedative, dexmedetomidine (DEX), in horses. OBJECTIVES To study pharmacokinetics(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Lungeing is often part of the clinical lameness examination. The difference in movement symmetry, which is a commonly employed lameness measure, has not been quantified between surfaces. OBJECTIVES To compare head and pelvic movement symmetry between surfaces and reins during lungeing. STUDY DESIGN Quantitative gait analysis(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY To search for long-term total i.v. anaesthesia techniques as a potential alternative to inhalation anaesthesia. OBJECTIVES To determine cardiopulmonary effects and anaesthesia quality of medetomidine-ketamine anaesthesia induction followed by 4 h of medetomidine-propofol anaesthesia in 6 ponies. METHODS Sedation consisted of(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Dental disorders are of major clinical importance in equine practice; however, the knowledge of normal dental anatomy, especially that of the pulp remains incomplete. Computed tomography (CT) is being used increasingly in the diagnosis of dental disease, although the normal 2- (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) CT anatomy has not yet(More)
An estimated 1,170 white (Ceratotherium simum), black (Diceros bicornis), greater one-horned (Rhinoceros unicornis), and Sumatran (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) rhinoceroses are kept in captivity worldwide, where they are a popular public attraction and serve important roles in education and conservation. Rhinoceroses in captivity are reportedly affected by a(More)
Foot problems are extremely common in elephants and radiography is the only imaging method available but the radiographic anatomy has not been described in detail. The aims of this study were to develop a radiographic protocol for elephant feet using digital radiography, and to describe the normal radiographic anatomy of the Asian elephant front and hind(More)