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Toe Inuries in Agility Dogs
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Toe Inuries in Agility Dogs

By Debra Sellon

If your dog suffers an orthopedic injury, you are often asked to make a decision regarding which treatment options you want to pursue. What you may not know is that vets have little information other than their personal experience to help them predict performance outcomes after specific injuries or surgeries. In contrast, in the world of athletic horses, there is much scientific evidence to guide these decisions. For most common equine injuries, there is ample evidence to determine the probability of return to athletic function after specific surgical procedures. A team of researchers from across the U.S. is taking the first steps toward developing this type of evidence to guide decision-making related to injuries in canine athletes.

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In This Issue

What is a reverse spin and when do you use it?

Determine your dog's blind corss turning radius

Why do you care about shaping vs. luring when training new behaviors?

Teach your dog to come to your "active" side



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Myofascial Pain: The Hidden Health Problem, CR Jan 2014 Myofascial Pain: The Hidden Health Problem, CR Jan 2014

The video illustrates using "dry needling" to treat myofascial pain syndrome, which is explained in the article "Myofascial Pain: The Hidden Health Problem," which appears in the January 2014 issue of Clean Run. The article is written by Michael C. Petty, DVM, CVPP, CMAV, CCRT, Dipl. AAPM. Myofascial pain syndrome is a common but rarely diagnosed pain issue in performance dogs. It is caused by extended contraction of a few muscle fibers that results in painful contracted knots of muscle called "trigger points."

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The 10-Minute Trainer, CR May 2013 The 10-Minute Trainer, CR May 2013

This video illustrates concepts from the article in the May 2013 issue of Clean Run, "The 10-Minute Trainer" by Daisy Peel.

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