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activity, traditionally associated with a low risk of injury. 4 Despite the convenience of this form of exercise, most people in North America and the UK fail to remain physically active, creating the need for strategies that encourage physical fitness. 4

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complications associated with the nephrectomy procedure or the development of acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) postoperatively. 6 No further studies since this report have assessed the development of AKI and CKD following unilateral

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Nationwide, CVTs are at potential risk of traumatic occupational injuries, with associated financial losses. Although, to our knowledge, there are currently no reports of studies focused on injuries to CVTs, several studies 1–7 have investigated

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Introduction Injuries of the tarsal collateral ligaments (CLs) have been recognized as a sporadic cause of hind limb lameness in the horse. 1 , 2 These lesions are often associated with marked lameness of sudden onset following trauma, 3 – 8

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million/y. 2,3 In addition, there are also costs associated with medical insurance, workers’ compensation, lost wages, sick leave–associated business costs, and physical and emotional damage to injured persons. Among bite-related injuries treated in

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Introduction Animal bites account for roughly 1% of all emergency department visits in the US, with 60% to 90% of those bites being from dogs and 5% to 20% being from cats. 1 Animal-related injuries, specifically animal bites, are associated

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Objectives

To determine characteristics of working dogs used during the disaster response after the bombing in Oklahoma City and risk factors for injuries and illnesses of those dogs, and to document recommendations for future disaster responses.

Design

Survey.

Study Population

Information for 74 working dogs used at the bombing site.

Procedures

Dog handlers were identified and asked to complete a questionnaire. Questions were asked about the training and use of each dog, use of paw protection, injuries and illnesses incurred, possible effects after completion of duty at Oklahoma City, and handler's experience.

Results

Data were obtained for all 74 dogs used at the site. Handlers of 69 of 74 (93%) dogs responded. The dogs had been extensively trained and were used 491 dog-days at the site, with 46 dogs used in search, 14 in patrol, 12 in explosive-detection duty, and 2 in search/patrol. Fifteen (22%) dogs became ill. Nineteen (28%) dogs incurred 20 injuries. Footpad injuries constituted 18 of the injuries. Only 16 of 69 (23%) dogs were provided with paw protection. Dogs were more likely to be injured when they were used in a search capacity, were used during the first 2 days after the bombing, were German Shepherd Dogs, or were older.

Clinical Implications

Although working in a highrisk environment, injuries to dogs were few, and most were minor. Specific recommendations could facilitate use of dogs in disaster situations and improve safety for those dogs. (J Am Vet Med Assoc 1998;212: 1202–1207)

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Canada's largest agility organization, the Agility Association of Canada, also increased by approximately 10% per year from 2000 to 2010, with > 1,300 new registrations in 2010. a To date, only limited information is available regarding injuries among

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Musculoskeletal injury is the greatest cause of morbidity and death in Thoroughbred racehorses. Lameness is the leading cause of wastage in Thoroughbreds intended for racing. 1–8 The reported incidence of musculoskeletal-injury related fatalities

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38% over the past decade from 870,603 entries in 2009 to 1,202,711 in 2019 (C DeYoung, Director of Agility, American Kennel Club, email, June 30, 2020). Previous surveys 1 – 3 evaluated the prevalence of injuries among dogs training and competing in

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