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in dogs in their typical environment could be useful for monitoring disease status or the efficacy of an intervention designed to treat a disease or its signs. Activity monitors have been used to record locomotor activity rhythms in laboratory dogs

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A ctivity tracking devices, or accelerometers, have become increasingly popular for activity monitoring in humans, and many of these devices advertise calorimetry, or the ability to accurately calculate estimated energy expenditure, as a function

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more variable and uncontrolled in comparison to laboratory dogs. If the greater variability in the environment and routine of companion dogs led to greater variability in the counts delivered by the accelerometer during home activity monitoring, it

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. Acknowledgments The authors thank Ms. Andrea Thompson for her insight and facilitation and Dr. Derek Adrian for his assistance. ABBREVIATIONS AM Activity monitor CV Cross validation DJD Degenerative joint disease FDA Functional data analysis JA

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established by determining the sample size that is necessary for a positive outcome to be documented in placebo-controlled carprofen efficacy studies. Ideally, for activity monitoring to be a useful outcome assessment instrument, it should be able to detect a

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(ie, weekends) with the highest potential for changes in activity. 2 The objectives of the study reported here were to investigate whether an activity monitor could be used to differentiate the intensity of activity of pet dogs through the

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an economic impact of $600 billion annually. 7 , 8 Accelerometers are often used as activity monitors (AMs) and are a component of an inertial measurement unit (IMU). They may be the ideal diagnostic tool since they are small, minimally invasive

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use of a collar-mounted activity monitor system c as previously reported. 10,35 Changes in the owner-selected impaired activities, which were considered a priori the primary outcome measure, were assessed with a CSOM questionnaire as described

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dorsalmost aspect of occipital crest to the zygomatic arch. Activity monitoring —All dogs underwent activity monitoring for 14 days immediately following completion of the other procedures. Owners were instructed to maintain their dogs' activity at typical

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; 22 : 168 – 172 . 10.3109/03091909809032535 19 Walker DJ Heslop PS Plummer CJ , et al . A continuous patient activity monitor: validation and relation to disability . Physiol Meas 1997 ; 18 : 49 – 59 . 10.1088/0967-3334/18/1/003 20

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