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Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the association of mesenteric volvulus (MV) in New York Police Department police working dogs (PWDs) with and without a prior prophylactic laparoscopic gastropexy (PLG).

ANIMALS

370 PWDs (82 with and 288 without PLG).

METHODS

Medical records and surgery and radiology reports were reviewed from 2012 to 2022. Signalment, pertinent history (medical and surgical), gastropexy status, temperament, and training type were recorded. Statistical analysis was used to identify the relationship between prophylactic gastropexy and MV within the patient population.

RESULTS

3 cases of mesenteric volvulus were noted in this patient population. Two (2.4%) of the 82 PWDs that had undergone prophylactic laparoscopic gastropexy developed MV, whereas 1 (0.3%) of the 288 PWDs that had not undergone a gastropexy procedure developed MV. Police working dogs with PLG were estimated to be at 7.2 times greater odds of MV (point estimate OR, 7.18; 95% CI, 0.642 to 80.143); however, the low incidence of MV in this population limited statistical power, and thus this effect did not achieve statistical significance. Evaluation of MV incidence in additional populations of working dogs will allow greater precision in the point estimate.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE

Prophylactic gastropexy may be associated with an increased risk for MV. However, patients without prophylactic gastropexy are at risk for gastric dilatation and volvulus, which is more common than MV. Therefore, the authors continue to recommend prophylactic gastropexy to decrease the risk for gastric dilatation and volvulus.

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reason, gathering information on several CMIs may help to cover this complex experience. 36 – 38 This study’s objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a multiple-session mesotherapy protocol in police working dogs with hip OA, as measured with the

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

da Universidade de Évora; approval No. GD/32055/2018/P1; September 25, 2018). Written, informed consent was obtained from the institution responsible for the animals. The sample comprised 100 joints of active police working dogs with hip OA. This

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

management of hip OA in police working dogs. Methods This study's protocol was reviewed by the Ethical Review Committee of the University of Évora (Órgão Responsável pelo Bem-Estar dos Animais da Universidade de Évora, process No. GD/21660/2022) and

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a resposta que melhor identifica a qualidade de vida de um modo geral do seu cão, nos últimos 7 dias. Excelente Muito boa Boa Razoável Má A convenience sample of 100 police working dogs was selected, where 50 dogs had

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sensitive physiotherapeutic evaluation method. 31 , 32 We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of PBMT in Police working dogs with hip OA compared with treatment with the NSAID meloxicam. We hypothesize that PBMT can reduce pain scores in police working

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research
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FEMA and police working dogs 13–15 and, for the Bastrop County wildfire, was determined by contacting the author of the related report 9 for specific number of hours worked. b Statistical analysis Summary statistics (mean, median, and range

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