This interesting article looks at the differences in joint kinematic alterations in the hindlimb and forelimb of clinically normal German Shepherd dogs (GSD's) compared to GSD's with Hip Dysplasia (HD). Kinematic gait analysis trotting the dog on a treadmill can be useful for identifying abnormal gait patterns related to specific diseases and for determining treatment success.
Kinematic analysis in healthy and hip-dysplastic German Shepherd dogs: N.S.M.L. Miqueleto a, S.C. Rahal a, F.S. Agostinho a, E.G.M. Siqueira a, F.A.P. Araújo a, A.O. El-Warrak
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