Laurie's Blogs.

 

05
Sep 2020

IVDD in Cats' Tails

In this week’s blog, I just want to share a paper I found on a subject I didn’t know about!

Here’s the paper:  Magi G, Cherubini GB, Taeymans O. Sacrocaudal (sacrococcygeal) intervertebral disc protrusion in 2 cats. Can Vet J. 2018;59(4):388-392.A...
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29
Aug 2020

Calcinosis Cutis (n=2) & the Wonders of Photobiomodulation Therapy!

I’ve had a couple of ‘let’s-try-it-and-it-worked’ cases lately.  I wanted to share the stories here, so that others might also benefit from what I learned.  Two recent patients of mine presented with the diagnosis of Calcinosis Cutis.  ...
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22
Aug 2020

Book Review: A Clinicians Guide to Myofascial Pain in the Canine Patient

Hey all!  For this blog, I wanted to do a bit of a book review.  This time, it’s for the book entitled:A Clinicians Guide to Myofascial Pain in the Canine Patient by Dr. Michele Broadhurst.Dr. Broadhurst is a chiropractor, trained in South Africa and additionally ...
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15
Aug 2020

INFLAMMATION & ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES in Skeletal Muscle Healing

The following information comes from this paper:Duchesne E, Dufresne SS, Dumont NA. Impact of Inflammation and Anti-inflammatory Modalities on Skeletal Muscle Healing: From Fundamental Research to the Clinic. Phys Ther. 2017;97(8):807-817. Some snippets from the abstract:Alt...
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08
Aug 2020

Myopathy & Delayed Tendon Healing in Medically Challenged Patients

The following question was sent to me via e-mail. Is there any research to support or dispute there is delayed scarring in for dogs that have Cushing’s disease, Diabetes, obesity or even old age with cranial cruciate ligament injuries, dogs with either with an extracap...
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01
Aug 2020

Survey Responses - Canine Return to Sport Testing

Last week’s blog, https://www.fourleg.com/Blog/471/Testing-for-Return-to-Sport was well received.  Within it, I posted a link to a survey asking others for their ideas on the topic.  This week’s blog is the response to those questions!  Enjoy the r...
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25
Jul 2020

Testing for Return to Sport

Today I came across a blog that talked about Return to Sport Testing (RST).  The author(s) had done their own review of a review study to re-evaluate the claims made about RST. Here’s the link to the original, but it doesn’t do us much good in canine rehab, ...
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18
Jul 2020

What about the Ovary-Sparing Hysterectomy?

 After last week’s blog, https://www.fourleg.com/Blog/469/When-to-spay-or-neuter?,  that highlighted the research paper regarding when to spay or neuter dog, I had a question about the ovary sparing hysterectomy (OSH).  While it’s something I’ve h...
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11
Jul 2020

When to spay or neuter?

I had posted this article on the Four Leg Facebook page but wanted to dive into it as a blog post.  Here goes!https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00388  Hart BL, Hart LA, Thigpen AP, Willits NH.  Assisting decision-making on age of neutering for 35 breeds of do...
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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 unde...
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