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Research examining canine hydrotherapy is distinctly lacking despite the increasing use of hydrotherapy as a rehabilitation tool and as part of a fitness programme. Due to this paucity of research, the aim of this study was to examine differences in apparent neck and back angles of dogs both...

Author(s)
Birch, E.; Simms, R.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Comparative Exercise Physiology, 2021, 17, 4, pp 367-372
Abstract

Canine elbow dysplasia is a debilitating condition of unknown aetiology and is a common cause of forelimb lameness in dogs. Canine hydrotherapy is a therapeutic approach rapidly increasing in popularity for the treatment of a range of musculoskeletal pathologies. In this study, kinematic analysis...

Author(s)
Preston, T.; Wills, A. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2018, 234, pp 105-110
Abstract

Canine hydrotherapy has been noted to be beneficial for dogs with various neurological and orthopaedic conditions (eg, paralysis, hip dysplasia), soft tissue injuries, as well as in aiding in weight loss and improving a dog's general fitness. The hydrotherapy industry has been noted to have...

Author(s)
McCormick, W.; Oxley, J. A.; Spencer, N.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2018, 183, 4, pp 128
Abstract

In recent years, canine hydrotherapy has become increasingly popular to treat a range of conditions despite a lack of empirical evidence. It is currently unclear whether joint angles and limb movements performed by dogs during swimming are quantifiably beneficial for healthy animals. This study...

Author(s)
O'Rourke, S.; Wills, A. P.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Comparative Exercise Physiology, 2021, 17, 5, pp 447-455
Abstract

Canine hydrotherapy is an increasingly popular modality for the rehabilitation of dogs; however, little evidence exists to support the use of current hydrotherapy protocols. Before data can be meaningfully collected from pathological animals, biomechanical data for healthy animals is required....

Author(s)
Barnicoat, F.; Wills, A. P.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Comparative Exercise Physiology, 2016, 12, 4, pp 199-207
Abstract

Canine hydrotherapy in the UK is typically delivered in a swimming pool or using an underwater treadmill; hydrotherapy for rehabilitation should centre on encouraging correct limb movement within the water, regardless of the modality in which it is delivered. Veterinary consent is required before...

Author(s)
Tomlinson, R.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2012, 3, 10, pp 624-629
Abstract

Evidence-informed practice is currently lacking in canine hydrotherapy. This study aimed to investigate if the estimated workload of the gluteus medius (GM) and longissimus dorsi (LD) increased in dogs at different water depths when walking on a water treadmill. Seven dogs were walked for 2 min...

Author(s)
Parkinson, S.; Wills, A. P.; Tabor, G.; Williams, J. M.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Comparative Exercise Physiology, 2018, 14, 2, pp 79-89
AbstractFull Text

Canine distemper is a viral and multisystemic disease that affects the main body organs. The clinical signs have a gradual progression and the affected animals can present anorexia, dehydration, diarrhea, respiratory alterations, ocular alterations and neurological signs, causing disorders in...

Author(s)
Campos, M. G.; Oshio, L. T.; Dias, A. M. N.; Botelho, R. T.
Publisher
Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Faculdade de Veterinaria, Fortaleza, Brazil
Citation
Ciência Animal, 2020, 30, 1, pp 154-161
Abstract

An examination of the pathophysiology of canine cranial cruciate ligament injury, for both acute and chronic presentations, describing the stages and modes of repair, and the use of hydrotherapy as a rehabilitation tool. Conclusions favour of the use of hydrotherapy as a beneficial, enjoyable and...

Author(s)
Wild, S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Veterinary Nursing Journal, 2017, 32, 8, pp 228-234
Abstract

To establish the current status of canine hydrotherapy in the UK and to ascertain information regarding the current use of hydrotherapy, a questionnaire was sent to 152 hydrotherapy centres throughout the UK, from which 89 responded. Hydrotherapy was found to be a rapidly growing business....

Author(s)
Waining, M.; Young, I. S.; Williams, S. B.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2011, 168, 15, pp 407

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