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Veterinary Chiropractic Treatment as a Measure to Prevent the Occurrence of Spondylosis in Boxers

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Logreklinikken AS, Flaggstangåsen 4, 1455 Nordre Frogn, Norway
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Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, P.O. Box 115, 1431 Ås, Norway
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Vet. Sci. 2021, 8(9), 199; https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci8090199
Received: 11 June 2021 / Revised: 27 August 2021 / Accepted: 14 September 2021 / Published: 17 September 2021
Spondylosis deformans is a spinal disease common to several dog breeds, and several treatments including veterinary chiropractic may be used to treat affected dogs. Little is known, however, about the efficacy of chiropractic treatment as precautionary measure, aiming to reduce the probability of spondylosis development. We performed a randomized study where one half of the Boxer puppies from 17 litters were given veterinary chiropractic treatment at monthly intervals from eight weeks of age until they were one year old, while the other half were given no treatment (treated: n = 44, controls: n = 43). At an age of one year, spondylosis occurrence was recorded based on a scoring of X-ray images of the spine. The frequency of occurrence was significantly lower (p = 0.0478) in the treated dogs (25.0%) than in the controls (46.5%). We also tested if spondylosis occurrence in the treated dogs correlated with the average number of spinal joints with decreased mobility found per chiropractic treatment. No such effect was found, however. In summary, our results suggest that veterinary chiropractic treatment may be successfully used to reduce the probability of early development of spondylosis in young Boxers. View Full-Text
Keywords: dogs; enthesophytes; spinal disease; spondylosis deformans dogs; enthesophytes; spinal disease; spondylosis deformans
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Halle, K.S.; Granhus, A. Veterinary Chiropractic Treatment as a Measure to Prevent the Occurrence of Spondylosis in Boxers. Vet. Sci. 2021, 8, 199. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci8090199

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Halle KS, Granhus A. Veterinary Chiropractic Treatment as a Measure to Prevent the Occurrence of Spondylosis in Boxers. Veterinary Sciences. 2021; 8(9):199. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci8090199

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Halle, Kristin S., and Aksel Granhus. 2021. "Veterinary Chiropractic Treatment as a Measure to Prevent the Occurrence of Spondylosis in Boxers" Veterinary Sciences 8, no. 9: 199. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci8090199

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