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04 Jul 2020

Water Intoxication

Do you run an underwater treadmill or a pool in your practice? Do your clients participate in dock diving or water training?  Does your canine patient spend excessive amounts of time diving into water sources to retrieve?  If so, then you (and your clients) need to understand the potential for water intoxication. What happens when a dog ingests too much water while playing or working in an aquatic setting? Overconsumption of water can cause an electrolyte imbalance (hyponatremia),... More

27 Jun 2020

Efficacy and Safety of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

I found an article that I LOVE!  This time, it’s all about Shockwave.  I know I’ve seen a number of discussions come up in regards to shockwave units, companies, results, methods, etc., so when this article popped across my screen, I quickly downloaded it with the intention of sharing it! Schmitz C, Császár NB, Milz S, et al. Efficacy and safety of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for orthopedic conditions: a systematic review on studies listed in the PE... More

20 Jun 2020

Just a bunch of research articles related to IVDD surgery

I’ve collected a number of research articles that I think the conclusion is the best part, or the only part we need to know as rehab professionals.  So here goes! 1.Upchurch DA, Renberg WC, Turner HS, McLellan JG. Effect of Duration and Onset of Clinical Signs on Short-Term Outcome of Dogs with Hansen Type I Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disc Extrusion. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2020;33(3):161‐166. Delay from initial clinical signs of intervertebral disc extrusion to surge... More

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