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OBJECTIVE To compare ground reaction forces (GRFs) measured by use of a pressure-sensitive walk-way (PSW) and a force plate (FP) and evaluate weekly variation in the GRFs and static vertical forces in dogs. ANIMALS 34 clinically normal dogs and 5 research dogs with lameness. PROCEDURE GRF data were collected from 5 lame and 14 clinically normal dogs by(More)
Ground reaction forces, impulses, and their relationships to morphometric measurements were evaluated for walking gait in 17 healthy dogs. A force plate was used to record forces at 1-ms intervals. Vertical, craniocaudal, and mediolateral forces were measured and normalized by body weight. Impulses, defined as the total force applied over time, were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of etodolac in improving hind limb function in dogs with osteoarthritis of the hip joint. DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 100 client-owned dogs with clinical signs of osteoarthritis of the hip joint. PROCEDURE Baseline ground reaction forces and subjective assessment scores were collected twice at a 7- to 10-day(More)
Ground reaction forces were measured from the hind limbs of 9 dogs before and after stabilization of unilateral cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Before surgery, peak vertical force, associated impulses, and weight distribution were significantly less (multivariate analysis P less than 0.02) in the affected limb, compared with the clinically normal limb.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a lateral suture technique (LST) on tibial plateau angle (TPA) measurement and to compare TPA with functional outcome in dogs treated for cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) rupture with LST. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SAMPLE POPULATION Dogs (n=34) with unilateral CrCL instability. METHODS All dogs had(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and critically evaluate the quality of evidence of the most commonly used pharmacologic, nutraceutical, and purported slow-acting drugs of osteoarthritis for the management of osteoarthritis in dogs by use of the FDA's evidence-based medicine scoring system. DESIGN Systematic review. SAMPLE POPULATION 16 clinical trials. (More)
OBJECTIVE To describe clinical features of dogs < 2 years old with rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) and to evaluate breed, sex, and body weight as risk factors. DESIGN Case-control study. ANIMALS 201 dogs < 2 years old with rupture of the CCL and 804 age-matched control dogs. PROCEDURE Medical records were reviewed for breed, sex, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the literature reporting surgical interventions pertaining to canine cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injury using an evidence-based medicine paradigm. STUDY DESIGN Systematic literature review. METHODS An on-line bibliographic search through Medline, PubMed, Veterinary Information Network, and Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate effects of the use of stance time or velocity as control variables on ground reaction forces in lame dogs. ANIMALS 12 dogs with pelvic osteotomies. PROCEDURE Data for ground reaction forces were obtained preoperatively and at 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, and 28 weeks postoperatively, using velocity and stance time as control(More)