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Musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics

Section edited by Dr. Hayley Henderson and Tillie Cryer

The musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics section considers research that addresses the etiology and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in veterinary patients. This includes, but not limited to, studies on therapeutic strategies, surgery, diagnostic imaging, genetics and genomics, epidemiology, anatomical studies, and comparative orthopedic studies. 

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  1. Content type: Research article

    A significant heritability has been documented for articular osteochondrosis. Selection against osteochondrosis has historically been based on macroscopic evaluation, but as computed tomography (CT) now is use...

    Authors: Kristin Olstad, Jørgen Kongsro, Eli Grindflek and Nils I Dolvik

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:212

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    Lameness is a common problem in modern swine husbandry. It causes welfare problems in affected pigs as well as financial problems for farmers. To minimize these negative consequences of lameness, new treatment...

    Authors: Ellen Meijer, Maarten Oosterlinck, Arie van Nes, Willem Back and Franz Josef van der Staay

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:193

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    Ultrasonography can be used anywhere and allows rapid, noninvasive differentiation of soft tissue structures of the musculoskeletal system. The objectives of this study were to describe the ultrasonographic ap...

    Authors: Pryscilla VR Gonçalves, Luiz AF Silva, Luiz H Silva, Ana Paula A Costa, Nathalia Bragato, Julio R Cardoso, Johann Kofler and Naida C Borges

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:102

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) is one of the most important stifle injuries and a common cause of lameness in dogs. Our objective was to measure the vertical forces in the pads of Pitbulls with crani...

    Authors: Alexandre Navarro Alves Souza, Angelica Cecilia Tatarunas and Julia Maria Matera

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:51

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Gait evaluation is difficult in pigs, especially when objective and quantitative data are needed, thus little research has been conducted in this species. There is considerable experience, however, with object...

    Authors: Ellen Meijer, Christian P Bertholle, Maarten Oosterlinck, Franz Josef van der Staay, Willem Back and Arie van Nes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:37

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is a substantial paucity of studies concerning musculoskeletal injuries in harness Standardbred racehorses. Specifically, little is known about the epidemiology of exercise-related musculoskeletal injuri...

    Authors: Andrea Bertuglia, Michela Bullone, Federica Rossotto and Mauro Gasparini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:11

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  7. Content type: Correspondence

    A recent study investigated the therapeutic response of dogs afflicted by hip osteoarthritis when evaluating therapeutic modalities compared to a negative (placebo) control group. Authors suggested a placebo e...

    Authors: Maxim Moreau, Bertrand Lussier, Jean-Pierre Pelletier and Eric Troncy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:260

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  8. Content type: Research article

    There are several factors that can affect the fatigue life of a bone plate, including the mechanical properties of the plate and the complexity of the fracture. The position of the screws can influence constru...

    Authors: Peini Chao, Bryan P Conrad, Daniel D Lewis, MaryBeth Horodyski and Antonio Pozzi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:125

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In many pre-clinical studies of cartilage tissue, it has been generally assumed that the major difference of the tissue between the species is the tissue thickness, which is related to the size of the animal i...

    Authors: Norazian Kamisan, Sangeetha Vasudevaraj Naveen, Raja Elina Ahmad and Kamarul Tunku

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:62

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:136