Gait and motion analysis

Measurement of ROM in healthy dogs was shown to be diagnostically unreliable.
Multibody kinematics optimization was evaluated for its performance on canine gait analysis.
Compared with 30° incline, ascent up the A-frame at a 40° incline requires a higher propulsive force and extended time in propulsion to maintain forward movement and convert potential energy into forward kinetic energy.
The WDP provided the highest combined sensitivity and specificity at cut-off point 2 below the normal value for the detection of both OL and OD.
An estimate of the surgically treated and control dogs' FCSI scores were 105 (95 per cent CI 93 to 116) and 20 (95 per cent CI 4 to 37), respectively. The difference between the groups was significant (P<0.001).
The data from this study may be used in both orthopaedic studies and for clinical applications related to the distal femur of dogs.
This study demonstrated that the prevalence of gait abnormalities was high in the Swedish pug breed and increased with age. Future studies on the mechanisms behind these gait abnormalities are warranted.
The use of two force plate systems will minimize variance caused by trial repetition and paired limb variation