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15 Dec 2018

Athletic dog with excessive stifle rotation

 Hey Laurie, I have an athletic dog (agility competitor) that has had very slowly increasing amounts of internal rotation of the tibia on PROM of L stifle over the last year..... I had them doing exercises to externally rotate tibia actively to see if it was just a muscle imbalance (ie: femur held in ext rot and tibia compensating). And it got better.  But then today I feel like his resting position in laying was significantly more int rot and in PROM it just kept going....&n... More

08 Dec 2018

Lend me your poop!

Sometimes the inspiration for a blog is gifted to you by the week’s events.  Such is the case with this blog.  Just for fun, and out of left field, I bring you a discussion about Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)!  I’m not even kidding!  This week I had a patient come in who had recently received a Fecal Transplant!  He’s a senior dog with some gut issues… and the specialist he goes to recommended that they try it! So, the story goes&he... More

01 Dec 2018

Water Walking Research

 I came across an interesting abstract on the internet and I wanted to share it with you.  It’s about underwater treadmill use and muscle activation.  It was specific to the gluteals and the longissimus dorsi… but interesting never the less, and I spent some time scratching my head to figure out the ‘take home’ message.  Or the “why do you care?” from the research... but I think I figured it out! Anyways, here’s the abstract:&nb... More


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