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Articles by Robert Gillette, DVM, MSE, DACVS

Nutrition for athletic and working dogs (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The veterinary profession is currently witnessing an increased demand from our clientele for information concerning performance of the canine athlete. The expectations come as a result of the scientific advancements in human sports medicine. If a pet owner is only interested in companionship, minimal stress will be placed upon the pet's body.

Retrievers and greyhounds (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Retrievers can have work-related conditions or they can have genetic conditions. A common work-related problem is related to overheating. A medical condition seen in Labrador Retrievers is Exercise-induced Collapse.

Basic concepts of canine rehabilitation (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Veterinary physical therapy is the process of reconditioning body tissues that have been injured or diseased to their previous state or to a manageable state. Potential applications include recovery from medical cases, injuries, or post-surgical cases. There are three factors to consider in a designing rehabilitation regimen.

Police dogs and bird dogs (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The workload of a police dog or a bird dog creates varying medical issues which can be dependent upon their physical condition. If they are not conditioned to handle the workload exertional medical problems can arise. Another cause of medical problems in these dogs is related to the environments in which they work.

Basic lameness diagnosis of dogs (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Lameness is defined as a variance from normal gait. There are two types of lameness: anatomical and pathologic. Anatomical lameness may not necessarily be from pain, and can be genetic or acquired. Chondroplasia in the Alaskan Malamute is a genetic condition that would produce lameness.

Managing distal limb injuries (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The distal limb is exposed to many traumatic events as a result of its almost constant interaction with the ground. The distal limb is defined as the anatomical structures from the carpus to the distal end of the front and rear limbs. In this area the skin has minimal muscle and fat under it for cushion.

Small animal gait analysis (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Animal movement has been a subject of research for a long period of time. Both qualitative and quantitative gait analyses have been used to analyze canine movement. Veterinarians, breeders, owners, and trainers all can potentially benefit from the recent advances in gait analysis.

Practice tips for the bird dog patient (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

There are many times that a medical problem arises in the field far away from any veterinary services. During these times preparation may be what saves a dog's life.

Veterinary care of the police dog (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Police dogs or military working dogs can present interesting challenges for the veterinary clinician.

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