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ramp exercise. To ensure that the exercises were representative of an HEP, each dog was led by its usual handler (generally the owner) with its usual leash and collar or harness. 13 Each dog was required to complete a minimum of 10 trials for

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students or staff of the veterinary teaching hospital. Written owner consent was obtained before the study. The study was approved by the Purdue Animal Care and Use Committee. Data acquisition —Dogs were walked on a leash, all by the same handler, in a

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comfortable walk with a velocity of 0.8 to 1.3 m/s and acceleration < 0.5 m/s 2 , dogs were not pulling on the leash, the dog's head did not veer from midline, and they maintained a straight-line walk throughout the trial. Once the initial 5 valid trials were

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.tvjl.2014.09.022 8. Keebaugh AE Redman-Bentley D Griffon DJ . Influence of leash side and handlers on pressure mat analysis of gait characteristics in small-breed dogs . J Am Vet Med Assoc 2015 ; 246 : 1215 – 1221 . 10.2460/javma.246

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based on a 5-year-old 33-kg neutered male Golden Retriever with no known orthopedic or neurologic disease, as determined on the basis of medical records. The dog was walked on a leash in a straight line, and motion capture kinematic data were collected

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pelvic limb of a 5-year-old 33-kg neutered male Golden Retriever that had no known orthopedic or neurologic disorders. To develop the model, the dog was walked on a leash in a straight line; motion-capture kinematics and force platform kinetics were

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evaluated by use of rigid-body motion simulation software. 31 , b Model geometry was based on CT data, and motion capture kinematics and force platform kinetics were collected during the stance phase while the dog was walked on a leash in a straight line

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performed was identical for all dogs. Individual dogs were introduced gently onto the treadmill. Each dog was restrained with a standard harness that was loosely attached to the treadmill with a leash. The treadmill motion was initiated, and the speed was

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leash by a handler and walked at a comfortable velocity in a straight line on a force plate e mounted in a 10-m wooden walkway. Ten trials were recorded for each dog, and the first 5 valid trials were used for data analysis. A valid trial included a

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. Sampling rate for the force plate was 1,200 Hz. Dogs were allowed to acclimatize to the room and walkway for at least 5 minutes; a veterinary technician then led dogs across the force plate by use of a leash. Data were collected for ≥ 6 valid trials for

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