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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects diarthrodial joints of small animals including the shoulder, elbow, carpus, hip, stifle, tarsus, and spinal articulations.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
When we think of sports for dogs we usually think of racing and coursing or luring as with greyhounds; or of field trial dogs for hunting, or even sled dogs in the Iditarod.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
One of the most common injuries in sporting dogs involves the shoulder.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Retrievers and gun dogs often work in conditions of uneven terrain, with poor visibility and extreme ambient temperatures.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
National Report — The American College of Veterinary Aports Medicine and Rehabilitation recently set up requirements for applications for board certification.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Musculotendinous injuries occur infrequently in dogs and cats, but the consequence of such an event can lead to marked dysfunction due to disruption of the muscle-tendon unit (MTU). The MTU is composed of the muscle origin, muscle belly, tendon and tendon insertion.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
History may be of help but be careful not to over interpret the description provided by the owner as it may be misleading. Often the owner may observe lameness in one limb when the condition is bilateral. With the latter, the dog will be lame in the limb that is more painful; however the lameness may shift from one side to the other.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Surgical intervention for clinical problems arising from a traumatic episode (fracture, ligament sprain) or congenital abnormality (elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia) is a common procedure in veterinary practice.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Forelimb lameness can often be a diagnostic challenge in sporting breeds and active family pets. Commonly the owner reports the presence of a long standing lameness which has not resolved with the application conservative treatment modalities such as physical therapy (rest, therapeutic ultrasound, aquatic therapy), NSAIDs, nutraceuticals, and other traditional modalities.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Management of articular cartilage lesions is based on the concept that providing blood with mesenchymal stem cell precursors access to the lesion encourages healing by formation of fibrocartilage. Several marrow stimulating techniques have been described to achieve this.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Hip dysplasia is an abnormal development of the coxofemoral joint. The syndrome is characterized by subluxation or complete luxation of the femoral head in the younger patient while in the older patient mild to severe degenerative joint disease is present.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
For any fracture patient, the decision as to which stabilization system to apply is made by assessing the mechanical, biologic, and clinical factors that influence outcome. There are two mechanisms by which a fracture can be stabilized: (1) internal or external fixation and (2) formation of a biobuttress (biological buttress, callus).
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2011
Using mechanical appliances to improve the mobility and functionality of impaired patients is no longer the purview of human medicine alone.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2011
Gainesville, Fla. — Fibrocartilaginous embolism, referred to as spinal-cord stroke, may be increasing in incidence in certain dogs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 28, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
When, why, and how to use this physical therapy modality.