Gait analysis of lameness-free dogs: experience with a Tekscan pressure-sensitive walkway system

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Gait analysis of lameness-free dogs: experience with a Tekscan pressure-sensitive walkway system. / Miles, James Edward; Nielsen, Michelle Brønniche Møller; Mouritzen, Amalie; Pedersen, Tenna; Nielsen, Lise Nikolic; Vitger, Anne Désiré; Poulsen, Helle Harding.

Proceedings of the 2019 British Small Animal Veterinary Congress. Birmingham, UK, 2019. p. 521.

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Miles, JE, Nielsen, MBM, Mouritzen, A, Pedersen, T, Nielsen, LN, Vitger, AD & Poulsen, HH 2019, Gait analysis of lameness-free dogs: experience with a Tekscan pressure-sensitive walkway system. in Proceedings of the 2019 British Small Animal Veterinary Congress. Birmingham, UK, pp. 521, British Small Animal Veterinary Congress 2019, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 04/04/2019.

APA

Miles, J. E., Nielsen, M. B. M., Mouritzen, A., Pedersen, T., Nielsen, L. N., Vitger, A. D., & Poulsen, H. H. (2019). Gait analysis of lameness-free dogs: experience with a Tekscan pressure-sensitive walkway system. In Proceedings of the 2019 British Small Animal Veterinary Congress (pp. 521). Birmingham, UK.

Vancouver

Miles JE, Nielsen MBM, Mouritzen A, Pedersen T, Nielsen LN, Vitger AD et al. Gait analysis of lameness-free dogs: experience with a Tekscan pressure-sensitive walkway system. In Proceedings of the 2019 British Small Animal Veterinary Congress. Birmingham, UK. 2019. p. 521

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Miles, James Edward ; Nielsen, Michelle Brønniche Møller ; Mouritzen, Amalie ; Pedersen, Tenna ; Nielsen, Lise Nikolic ; Vitger, Anne Désiré ; Poulsen, Helle Harding. / Gait analysis of lameness-free dogs: experience with a Tekscan pressure-sensitive walkway system. Proceedings of the 2019 British Small Animal Veterinary Congress. Birmingham, UK, 2019. pp. 521

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abstract = "OBJECTIVES: To define reference intervals and investigate repeatability for key gait parameters in a lameness-free canine popu-lation using a pressure-sensitive walkway (PSW) system.METHODS: Following institutional ethical approval, 40 healthy client-owned dogs of various breeds weighing 15–40 kg and between 2–6 years old were recruited. Orthopaedic pathology was ruled out by clinical examination and using validated owner questionnaires. Six valid trials (3 in each direction) were obtained using a 2 m by 0.46 m PSW (Tekscan 5101E-VH4), equilibrated daily and calibrated weekly. For a valid trial, all paws had to contact the PSW for two or more consecutive strides, with a constant velocity of 0.9–1.1 m/s, while walking with a loose leash without overt head movements. Measurements were repeated for 10 dogs on a different day. Symmetry indices for key gait parameters were derived and reference intervals for these created from bootstrapped 2.5{\%} and 97.5{\%} percentiles.RESULTS: Stance time, stride length and peak vertical force reference intervals were typically under ± 10{\%}, and narrower for forelimbs than hindlimbs. Coefficient of variation for repeated measurements was typically under 10{\%}. Direction of travel had statistically significant, but clinically unimportant effects, on several gait parameters.STATEMENT (CONCLUSIONS): Pressure-sensitive walkway data are repeatable and show relatively little variation, such that deviations beyond reference intervals may permit identification and monitoring of lameness in clinical patients. Pressure-sensitive walkways may be useful in assessing clinical gait profiles and monitoring response to treatments such as surgery or physiotherapy.",
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AU - Nielsen, Lise Nikolic

AU - Vitger, Anne Désiré

AU - Poulsen, Helle Harding

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N2 - OBJECTIVES: To define reference intervals and investigate repeatability for key gait parameters in a lameness-free canine popu-lation using a pressure-sensitive walkway (PSW) system.METHODS: Following institutional ethical approval, 40 healthy client-owned dogs of various breeds weighing 15–40 kg and between 2–6 years old were recruited. Orthopaedic pathology was ruled out by clinical examination and using validated owner questionnaires. Six valid trials (3 in each direction) were obtained using a 2 m by 0.46 m PSW (Tekscan 5101E-VH4), equilibrated daily and calibrated weekly. For a valid trial, all paws had to contact the PSW for two or more consecutive strides, with a constant velocity of 0.9–1.1 m/s, while walking with a loose leash without overt head movements. Measurements were repeated for 10 dogs on a different day. Symmetry indices for key gait parameters were derived and reference intervals for these created from bootstrapped 2.5% and 97.5% percentiles.RESULTS: Stance time, stride length and peak vertical force reference intervals were typically under ± 10%, and narrower for forelimbs than hindlimbs. Coefficient of variation for repeated measurements was typically under 10%. Direction of travel had statistically significant, but clinically unimportant effects, on several gait parameters.STATEMENT (CONCLUSIONS): Pressure-sensitive walkway data are repeatable and show relatively little variation, such that deviations beyond reference intervals may permit identification and monitoring of lameness in clinical patients. Pressure-sensitive walkways may be useful in assessing clinical gait profiles and monitoring response to treatments such as surgery or physiotherapy.

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