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improper catheter placement, local edema formation, infection, pain, and lameness. 5 , 6 Investigation of novel pharmacologic agents, such as extended-release (liposomal encapsulated) bupivacaine offers hope for improved analgesia. 7 Liposomal

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Body-mounted inertial sensors are now being used to objectively evaluate for lameness in equids. 1–13 Head and pelvic acceleration signals, after removing components attributable to noise and random movement, are converted into position

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Lameness in sows is a common cause for compromised animal well-being and economic loss to producers. Lame animals are likely to be unable to attain optimal breeding efficiency 1 and may be culled before they attain their peak production

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recent publications, the prevalence of equine TMJ problems is considered to be low. Attributing the TMJ to having any role in poor performance should, therefore, be a process of exclusion, not inclusion. Other more common problems such as lameness and

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femorotibial joints. We also found no correlation between palpation and ultrasound scores of effusion of the femoropatellar and medial femorotibial joints. Clinicians should be aware of these findings, when performing orthopedic and lameness examinations in

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Lameness accounts for 16% of all morbidity in beef feedlots and up to 70% of lost revenue associated with premature (salvage) slaughter of cattle because of chronic injury. 1 Costs associated with lameness in feedlot cattle include treatment

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horses with naturally occurring lameness. Specifically, the purpose of the study reported here was to determine whether 1-time use of ESWT would result in a significant decrease in severity of lameness, as determined by means of force platform gait

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Many clinical veterinary orthopedic studies assess patient outcomes with subjective measures such as owner questionnaires or veterinarian lameness scores. Although many subjective measures are validated for dogs with osteoarthritis and owner input

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Lameness is the most common medical problem of horses and has a high economic cost. 1 Lameness evaluation typically includes observation of a horse in motion and subjective grading of the severity of a lameness via a scoring method, such as the

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Although assessment of multilimb lameness is frequently performed in clinical practice, it can be challenging, and it is essential to consider the effect of compensatory lameness to correctly identify the primary lame limb. Recently, our group

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