Steven Budsberg

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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)
Twelve dogs with poorly controlled idiopathic epilepsy were entered into a prospective, open-label, noncomparative study. Oral zonisamide was administered as an additional therapy at a dosage adequate to achieve serum drug concentrations of 10 to 40 microg/mL. Seizure frequency before and after initiation of zonisamide therapy was recorded. A dosing(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)
Limb symmetry was evaluated by measuring ground reaction forces in 2 groups of normal-gaited dogs at a trot. Data were collected from 2 groups of 21 dogs trotted at dog/handler velocities of 1.25 to 1.55 m/s and 1.85 to 2.05 m/s, respectively. Of these dogs, 9 participated in both groups to allow comparison of data at both velocities. Additionally, 16 of(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)
Seventy dogs were included in a randomized, controlled, multicenter trial to test the efficacy of carprofen (2.2 mg/kg of body weight, PO, q 12 h) for relief of clinical signs associated with osteoarthritis. Thirty-six dogs received carprofen, and 34 received a placebo. Response of the dogs was evaluated by comparing results of force plate examination and a(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)
Coefficients of variation were calculated for peak vertical force and for vertical, cranial, and caudal impulses recorded from the left forelimb and left hind limb of 5 dogs that were trotted across a force plate 5 times by 5 handlers. To determine the percentages of variance attributable to dogs, handlers, and trial repetitions, data recorded for each(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the ability of meloxicam, a cyclooxygenase inhibitor, to mediate the effects of sodium urate-induced acute stifle synovitis in dogs. ANIMALS 12 clinically normal adult hound-type dogs. PROCEDURE A blinded, randomized, controlled single crossover design study was performed to determine the efficacy of meloxicam, using 2 dosage(More)