Drug Sensitivity in Collies and their Crosses

A certain sub-population of collies is more susceptible to certain wormers and other drugs than non-affected collies. This article attempts to explain why this is, which drugs to avoid or use with caution and how to get your dog checked for the drug sensitivity. Ivermectin In the 1980s a new wormer for cattle was launched […]

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Supraspinatus tendinopathy

This is condition that I am seeing more and more in agility dogs. The cause is thought to be repeated contact dismounts and landing from jumps. The clinical signs are a vague front leg lameness that may be mild or moderate and is often intermittent. Response to rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) is poor. […]

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Luxating Patella (Slipping Kneecap)

In this article our vet David explains all about Luxating Patellas. Anatomy The kneecap (patella) is located in the tendon of insertion of the quadriceps muscle group. The quadriceps tendon inserts at the top of the shinbone (tibia) on a bony prominence called the tibial tuberosity. The patella runs in a groove (trochlear groove) on […]

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Focus on… Shockwave

What is Shockwave? Shockwave does not use electricity, but large changes in pressure using sound waves. The intensity of the shockwave stimulates growth factors and can dissolve calcium deposits in the shoulder. When should it be used? Shockwave can help a wide range of conditions, it is particularly useful in shoulder tendinopathies, osteoarthritis, lumbosacral disease […]

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Exercise with your dog

Biscuit from the hip stretch   At Physio-Vet we will often give out a specific exercise programme to help with injuries as part of a rehab programme, but did you know all dogs should warm up before exercise to reduce the likelihood of injury and improve fitness. At Astar pets they have lots of ideas […]

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Jumping Problems Part 2

Jumping Problems Part 2 Previously, I looked at the biomechanics of jumping and different styles. This time I am going to describe jumping injuries that I commonly see. I have broken the injuries down into injuries that occur or manifest themselves at take-off, those that occur in flight and those that occur on landing. Physical […]

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Jumping Problems 3

Fig.3 Jumping Problems part 3 In the last two articles I looked jumping styles and physical problems of take-off. In this months issue I am going to discuss injuries that occur in flight and on landing. Injuries That Occur in Flight These are usually associated with a dog hitting the jump pole or frame. The […]

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Ear Disease in Dogs - Part I

Ear Disease in Dogs - Part I By David Prydie BVMS, CertSAO, CCRT, MRCVS Why do dogs get bad ears? In part 1 I look at the anatomy of a dog’s ear and how this affects the disease process. In part 2 I look at treatment of ear disease in the dog from cleaners and […]

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Ear Disease in Dogs Part 2

Ear Disease in Dogs Part 2.  By David Prydie BVMS, CertSAO, CCRT, MRCVS In part 1 I looked at the anatomy of a dog’s ear and how this affects the disease process as well as causes of ear disease. In part 2 I will look at treatment of ear disease in the dog from cleaners […]

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Jumping Problems

Jumping Problems In this month’s column is all about jumping problems. In this month’s issue I am going to look at the biomechanics of jumping and where problems arise. Some are due to physical issues and some are down to training issues. In next month’s issue I will talk a bit more in depth about […]

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