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Ekström, Christoffer (2009) Objektiv rörelseanalys. Other thesis, SLU.

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Lame dogs are a common group of patients for the practicing veterinarian. In the literature it is described how a clinical examination can be performed, based on general clinical-, orthopedic- and neurological examination, and visual evaluation of the dog when standing and during motion. For research, objective gait analysis systems are also used to study clinically healthy and lame dogs during motion. The aim of this degree project was to compare objective kinematic gait analysis with a visual evaluation of dogs with different types of lameness. The project was a pilot study to show if objective gait analysis could be used as a support for the visual examination. Ten lame dogs of different breeds and with different diagnoses were included in the study. They were all patients at the University Animal hospital, Uppsala. The dogs were filmed outdoors with a video camera and indoors on a treadmill with 500-Hz (High speed) infra-red cameras, recording 3D kinematic data from reflective markers placed at defined anatomical locations on the dog. The visual evaluation was based on the outdoor film. The objective gait analysis was based on eight variables selected from the kinematic data. For some of the lame dogs the objective gait analysis detected changes in the motion pattern that we couldn't see on the movies from the video camera. In these cases the objective kinematic gait analysis could be a complement to the visual evaluation. Considering the factors that affect the dogs' motion when walking on a treadmill and the errors connected to kinematics based on skin mounted markers, the method could be used as a complement to traditional lameness examination in the orthopedic clinic.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: hälta, hund, rörelseanalys, höghastighetskamera, objektiv rörelseanalys, visuell bedömning
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Anatomy and Physiology
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Depositing User: Christoffer Ekström
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:10
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2992

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