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Head and pelvic vertical displacement in dogs with induced swinging limb lameness: an experimental study

Bergh, Anna, Gomez Alvarez, Constanza Bernardita, Rhodin, Marie and Gustås, Pia (2018) Head and pelvic vertical displacement in dogs with induced swinging limb lameness: an experimental study Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 60 (81). pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

Swinging limb lameness is defined as a motion disturbance ascribed to a limb in swing phase. Little is known about its biomechanics in dogs, particularly about the body motions that accompany it, such as vertical head and pelvic motion asymmetry. The aim of this study was to describe the changes in vertical head and pelvic motion asymmetry in dogs with induced swinging limb motion disturbance, mimicking a swinging limb lameness. Fore- and hind-limb lameness was induced in ten sound dogs by placing a weight (200 g) proximal to the carpus or tarsus, respectively. Marker-based motion capture by eight infrared light emitting video cameras recorded the dogs when trotting on a treadmill. Body symmetry parameters were calculated, including differences between the two highest positions of the head (HDmax) and pelvis (PDmax) and between the two lowest positions of the head (HDmin) and pelvis (PDmin), with a value of zero indicating perfect symmetry.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Bergh, Anna
Gomez Alvarez, Constanza Bernarditac.gomezalvarez@surrey.ac.uk
Rhodin, Marie
Gustås, Pia
Date : 29 December 2018
DOI : 10.1186/s13028-018-0435-z
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2018. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Canine; Gait analysis; Kinematics; Lameness examination
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 18 Jan 2019 10:35
Last Modified : 18 Jan 2019 10:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/850170

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