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Musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Our understanding of the biology of osteoblasts is important as they underpin bone remodelling, fracture healing and processes such as osseointegration. Osteoblasts isolated from human humeral samples display ...

    Authors: Richard L. Meeson, Inês P. Perpétuo, Kevin Parsons, Isabel R. Orriss, Mittal Shah, Andrew A. Pitsillides and Michael Doube

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:114

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    High prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in racehorses and its impact on horse welfare and racing economics call for improved measures of injury diagnosis and prevention. Serum biomarkers of bone and carti...

    Authors: Agnieszka J. Turlo, Anna Cywinska and David D. Frisbie

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:66

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Due to the routine use of dexamethasone (DEX) in veterinary and human medicine and its negative impact on the rate of wound healing and skeletal muscle condition, we decided to investigate the effect of DEX on...

    Authors: Iwona Otrocka-Domagała, Katarzyna Paździor-Czapula and Michał Gesek

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:56

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Young Standardbred horses frequently develop fragments in joints. Some fragments represent osteochondrosis; others are considered developmental, but it is uncertain whether they result from preceding osteochon...

    Authors: Eli H. S. Hendrickson, Sigrid Lykkjen, Nils I. Dolvik and Kristin Olstad

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:390

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Three-dimensional joint kinematics during canine locomotion are commonly measured using skin marker-based stereophotogrammetry technologies. However, marker-related errors caused by the displacement of the ski...

    Authors: Cheng-Chung Lin, Chia-Lin Chang, Ming Lu, Tung-Wu Lu and Ching-Ho Wu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:389

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Internal plate fixation and, more recently, locking plate fixation are commonly used in the repair of fractures in small animal surgery. This retrospective study reviewed the use of the String of Pearls lockin...

    Authors: Matthew R. Field, Ryan Butler, Robert W. Wills and Wilburn M. Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:386

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The need for bone graft substitutes including those being developed to be applied together with new strategies of bone regeneration such as tissue engineering and cell-based approaches is growing. No large ani...

    Authors: James C. Ferguson, Stefan Tangl, Dirk Barnewitz, Antje Genzel, Patrick Heimel, Veronika Hruschka, Heinz Redl and Thomas Nau

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:330

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  8. Content type: Methodology article

    The presence of cranial tibial subluxation can aid in the detection of joint instability as a result of CrCL injury. Detection of cranial tibial subluxation has been described using the tibial compression test...

    Authors: Katrina A. Castaneda, Caleb C. Hudson and Brian S. Beale

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:270

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Mechanical interactions between hard floorings and the sole of bovine claws can be reasonable to cause traumatic claw lesions. In this ex vivo study, the direct kinetic impact of concrete and three types of ru...

    Authors: Benjamin Oehme, S. M. Geiger, S. Grund, K. Hainke, J. Munzel and C. K. W. Mülling

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:259

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Cranial cruciate ligament rupture is the most frequent orthopedic disorder in human and animals. An array of surgical techniques have been described to stabilize the stifle joint in dogs, including intraarticu...

    Authors: Yauheni Zhalniarovich, Marta Mieszkowska, Paulina Przyborowska-Zhalniarovich, Joanna Głodek, Andrzej Sobolewski, Grzegorz Waluś and Zbigniew Adamiak

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:231

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  11. Content type: Methodology article

    Stifle arthroscopy has been described to have high sensitivity and specificity in the evaluation of menisci in dogs, particularly for the medial meniscus. However, the visualization of menisci can be difficult...

    Authors: Gian Luca Rovesti, Veronica Devesa, Laura Bertorelli and Jesus Rodriguez-Quiros

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:212

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Inflammatory and degenerative activity inside the joint can be studied in vivo via analysis of synovial fluid (SF) biomarkers, which are molecular markers of inflammatory processes and tissue turnover. The aim...

    Authors: Tytti M. Niemelä, Riitta-Mari Tulamo, Kaisa Aaltonen, Satu M. Sankari and Anna K. Hielm-Björkman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:186

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Mammaglobin, a member of secretoglobin family has been recognized as a breast cancer associated protein. Though the exact function of the protein is not fully known, its expression has been reported to be upre...

    Authors: Mamta Pandey, B. V. Sunil Kumar, Kuldip Gupta, Ram Saran Sethi, Ashwani Kumar and Ramneek Verma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:184

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Bone healing and assessment of the state of bone bridging is an important part of clinical orthopedics, whether for fracture healing or for follow up of osteotomy procedures. Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA...

    Authors: Marije Risselada, Matthew D. Winter, Daniel D. Lewis, Emily Griffith and Antonio Pozzi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:164

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Despite the importance of inflammation during the pathogenesis of cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) in dogs and despite the latest knowledge suggesting a significant role of adipose tissue in osteoarthr...

    Authors: Manuel R. Schmidli, Bettina Fuhrer, Nadine Kurt, David Senn, Michaela Drögemüller, Ulrich Rytz, David E. Spreng and Simone Forterre

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:161

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Static posturography and pedobarography are based on the detection of postural imbalance and, consequently, the pressure redistribution between limbs in lame subjects. These techniques have proven to be useful...

    Authors: Lidia Pitti, Maarten Oosterlinck, Maria L. Díaz-Bertrana, José M. Carrillo, Mónica Rubio, Joaquin Sopena, Angelo Santana and José M. Vilar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:151

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Pathological changes and resulting functional impairment of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can substantially affect physical condition, morbidity, and mortality of wildlife species. Analysis of TMJ disorder...

    Authors: Catharina Ludolphy, Patricia Kahle, Horst Kierdorf and Uwe Kierdorf

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:150

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The equine m. gluteus medius (GM) is the largest muscle of the horse, its main movement function is the extension of the hip joint. The objective of the present study was to measure equine GM activity in three...

    Authors: Rebeka R. Zsoldos, Anna Voegele, Bjoern Krueger, Ulrike Schroeder, Andreas Weber and Theresia F. Licka

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:126

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The usefulness of studying posture and its modifications due to locomotor deficiencies of multiple origins has been widely proven in humans. To assess its suitability in the canine species, static posturograph...

    Authors: José M. Carrillo, Maria E. Manera, Mónica Rubio, Joaquin Sopena, Angelo Santana and José M. Vilar

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:108

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Tiludronate and clodronate are FDA-approved bisphosphonate drug therapies for navicular disease in horses. Although clinical studies have determined their ability to reduce lameness associated with skeletal di...

    Authors: Heather A. Richbourg, Colin F. Mitchell, Ashley N. Gillett and Margaret A. McNulty

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:105

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Intra-articular administration of stanozolol has shown promising results by improving the clinical management of lameness associated with naturally-occurring osteoarthritis (OA) in horses, and by decreasing os...

    Authors: Mariana Castro Martins, Mandy J. Peffers, Katie Lee and Luis M. Rubio-Martinez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:103

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Finite element analysis was used to compare fixation methods for double pelvic osteotomy (DPO). Using 3D scanning a stereolithography (stl) image was produced of a canine pelvis and this was subsequently refin...

    Authors: William McCartney, Bryan MacDonald, Ciprian Andrei Ober, Rubén Lostado-Lorza and Fátima Somovilla Gómez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:100

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) insufficiency is a degenerative condition that is a common cause of pelvic limb lameness and osteoarthritis in dogs. Surgical therapies developed to treat dogs with naturally o...

    Authors: Selena Tinga, Stanley E. Kim, Scott A. Banks, Stephen C. Jones, Brian H. Park, Antonio Pozzi and Daniel D. Lewis

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:85

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  24. Content type: Research article

    We have previously demonstrated that a mixture of Curcuminoids extract, hydrolyzed COllagen and green Tea extract (CCOT) inhibited inflammatory and catabolic mediator’s synthesis by bovine and human chondrocyt...

    Authors: Fanny Comblain, Nicolas Barthélémy, Michael Lefèbvre, Cédric Schwartz, Isabelle Lesponne, Samuel Serisier, Alexandre Feugier, Marc Balligand and Yves Henrotin

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:395

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Despite the use of water treadmills (WT) in conditioning horses, the intensity of WT exercise has not been well documented. The workload on a WT is a function of water height and treadmill speed. Therefore, th...

    Authors: Persephone Greco-Otto, Stephanie Bond, Raymond Sides, Grace P. S. Kwong, Warwick Bayly and Renaud Léguillette

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:360

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Osteochondrosis (OC) is a common, clinically important joint disorder in which endochondral ossification is focally disturbed. Reduced blood supply to growing cartilage is considered an important cause of the ...

    Authors: E. M. van Grevenhof, A. R. D. Gezelle Meerburg, M. C. van Dierendonck, A. J. M. van den Belt, B. van Schaik, P. Meeus and W. Back

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:324

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Intravenous regional anaesthesia (IVRA) and hindfoot four-point nerve block anaesthesia (NBA) are recommended for local anaesthesia (LA) in the distal limb of dairy cows. Two studies were conducted to compare ...

    Authors: S. Yavari, N. Khraim, G. Szura, A. Starke, E. Engelke, C. Pfarrer, K. Hopster, M. Schmicke, W. Kehler, M. Heppelmann, S. B. R. Kästner and J. Rehage

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:320

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Chondrotoxic effects of local anaesthetics are well reported in humans and some animal species but knowledge on their toxic effects on synoviocytes or equine chondrocytes or the effects on cellular production ...

    Authors: L. M. Rubio-Martínez, E. Rioja, M. Castro Martins, S. Wipawee, P. Clegg and M. J. Peffers

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:318

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The physis is the weakest component of immature long bones, and physeal fractures constitute about 30% of fractures in growing dogs. Fractures of the proximal humeral physis typically have a Salter Harris type...

    Authors: Jiawen Ma, Tian Wang, Vedran Lovric, Kenneth A. Johnson and William R. Walsh

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:306

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Articular osteochondrosis is a common cause of leg weakness in pigs and is defined as a focal delay in the endochondral ossification of the epiphysis. The first demonstrated steps in the pathogenesis consist o...

    Authors: Andreas Finnøy, Kristin Olstad and Magnus B. Lilledahl

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:270

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Complete rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) in dogs causes profound disturbance to stifle joint biomechanics. The objective of this study was to characterize the effects of cranial cruciate ligame...

    Authors: Stanley E. Kim, Geoffrey J. Zann, Selena Tinga, Erica J. Moore, Antonio Pozzi and Scott A. Banks

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:250

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Currently, the best resources for assessment of bone tissue using imaging techniques are expensive and available in few medical facilities, thus serum or urinary bone turnover biomarkers could be useful as ear...

    Authors: José A. Camassa, Camila C. Diogo, João P. A. Bordelo, Marília de A. Bonelli, Carlos A. Viegas, Jorge T. Azevedo, Nuno Dourado and Isabel R. Dias

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:239

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  33. Content type: Research article

    We recently reported that a conformation score derived from the tibial plateau angle (TPA) and the femoral anteversion angle (FAA), best discriminates limbs predisposed to, or affected by cranial cruciate liga...

    Authors: Devin P. Cunningham, Ayman A. Mostafa, Wanda J. Gordan-Evans, Randy J. Boudrieau and Dominique J. Griffon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:235

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Fracture of the ilium is common orthopedic injury that often requires surgical stabilization in canine patients. Of the various methods of surgical stabilization available, application of a lateral bone plate ...

    Authors: Allison R Kenzig, James R Butler, Lauren B Priddy, Kristen R Lacy and Steven H Elder

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:222

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Septic arthritis is a common and potentially devastating disease characterized by severe intra-articular (IA) inflammation and fibrin deposition. Research into equine joint pathologies has focused on inflammat...

    Authors: Stine Mandrup Andreassen, Anne Mette Lindberg Vinther, Søren Saxmose Nielsen, Pia Haubro Andersen, Aziz Tnibar, Annemarie T. Kristensen and Stine Jacobsen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:182

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Very little is known about neonatal skeletal development in small-sized purebred dogs. In order to improve this knowledge, 27 spontaneously dead puppies belonging to small-sized breeds were enrolled in this st...

    Authors: S. C. Modina, M.C. Veronesi, M. Moioli, T. Meloni, G. Lodi, V. Bronzo and M. Di Giancamillo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:175

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Local circulatory disturbances have been implicated in the development of foot disorders in cattle. The goals of this study were to evaluate the suitability of the interdigital artery in the pastern region in ...

    Authors: H. Müller, M. Heinrich, N. Mielenz, S. Reese, A. Steiner and A. Starke

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:162

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  38. Content type: Methodology article

    Aseptic loosening due to bone remodelling processes after total hip replacement is one common cause for revision surgery. In human medicine, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is the gold standard for qua...

    Authors: K. Lucas, I. Nolte, V. Galindo-Zamora, M. Lerch, C. Stukenborg-Colsman, B. A. Behrens, A. Bouguecha, S. Betancur, A. Almohallami and P. Wefstaedt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:130

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    White muscle disease (WMD) is a nutritional myopathy caused by selenium (Se) deficiency. In most soils, Se is present in low concentrations, sometimes even below 0.2 mg/kg, a trend which is seen in many countr...

    Authors: Catherine Delesalle, Marco de Bruijn, Sanne Wilmink, Hilde Vandendriessche, Gerben Mol, Berit Boshuizen, Lukas Plancke and Guy Grinwis

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:121

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The synovial membrane lines the luminal side of the joint capsule in synovial joints. It maintains joint homeostasis and plays a crucial role in equine joint pathology. When trauma or inflammation is induced i...

    Authors: Line Nymann Thomsen, Preben Dybdahl Thomsen, Alison Downing, Richard Talbot and Lise Charlotte Berg

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:106

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Recently, intra-articular botulinum toxin A (IA BoNT A) has been shown to reduce joint pain in osteoarthritic dogs. Similar results have been reported in human patients with arthritis. However, the mechanism o...

    Authors: Helka M. Heikkilä, Anna K. Hielm-Björkman, John F. Innes and Outi M. Laitinen-Vapaavuori

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:74

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to measure the muscular activation in four forelimb muscles while dogs performed agility tasks (i.e., jumping and A-frame) and to provide insight into potential relationships betw...

    Authors: Kimberley L. Cullen, James P. Dickey, Stephen H. M. Brown, Stephanie G. Nykamp, Leah R. Bent, Jeffrey J. Thomason and Noël M. M. Moens

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:68

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  43. Content type: Research article

    During growth, the skeletal structures adapt to the increased loading conditions and mature to a fully-grown skeleton. Subchondral bone density reflects the effect of long-term joint loading and it is expected...

    Authors: W. Dingemanse, M. Müller-Gerbl, I. Jonkers, J. Vander Sloten, H. van Bree and I. Gielen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:57

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Most Friesian horses reach their anaerobic threshold during a standardized exercise test (SET) which requires lower intensity exercise than daily routine training. Aim: to study strengths and weaknesses of an ...

    Authors: Cornelis Marinus de Bruijn, Willem Houterman, Margreet Ploeg, Bart Ducro, Berit Boshuizen, Klaartje Goethals, Elisabeth-Lidwien Verdegaal and Catherine Delesalle

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:49

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Accelerometer-based activity monitoring is a promising new tool in veterinary medicine used to objectively assess activity levels in dogs. To date, it is unknown how device orientation, attachment method, and ...

    Authors: Kyle W. Martin, Anastasia M. Olsen, Colleen G. Duncan and Felix M. Duerr

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:48

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