Special Issue "Sports Medicine and Animal Rehabilitation"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Yves Samoy
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Department of Medical Imaging and Small Animal Orthopedics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: small animal arthroscopy and orthopaedics; small animal physiotherapy; sports medicine; rehabilitation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mobility issues are a well known problem in veterinary medicine. Detecting these problems, finding a proper solution for them and getting these animals back to work can be very challenging, especially in the world of canine and equine athletics.

The scope of this Special Issue is to publish advances in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation research, both in the Small Animal, as in the Equine field. This includes novel techniques for lameness detection on the one hand and the results of specific rehabilitation schemes and techniques on the other.

Specific tests and therapies developed for professional sports often find their way to the general population as well, but this goes both ways! So if any of you feel that you have something to share that might revolutionize the diagnosis and/or treatment of mobility problems, this is the Special Issue to publish it in.

Dr. Yves Samoy
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lameness examination
  • Physiotherapy

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Clinical Evaluation of Creatine Kinase and Aspartate Aminotransferase for Monitoring Muscle Effort in Working Dogs in Different Simulated Fieldworks
Animals 2021, 11(7), 1879; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11071879 - 24 Jun 2021
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The clinical profiles of muscle biomarkers (Creatine Kinase–CK-and Aspartate Aminotransferase–AST) performed during training may help in determining the fitness level of dogs and their potentiality to perform specific activities. This study investigated the potential variations of physiological parameters and muscular biomarkers in trained [...] Read more.
The clinical profiles of muscle biomarkers (Creatine Kinase–CK-and Aspartate Aminotransferase–AST) performed during training may help in determining the fitness level of dogs and their potentiality to perform specific activities. This study investigated the potential variations of physiological parameters and muscular biomarkers in trained search and rescue dogs during search activity in two different areas. The aim was to verify the absence of any muscular enzymes after 20 min of search activity. The variations of physiological parameters (pulse rate; respiratory rate; rectal body temperature) and skeletal muscular biomarkers (CK and AST) were evaluated before and after search activity. Twenty-three trained dogs met the inclusion criteria and were divided into two groups. One group experienced search activity in a well-known area, while the second one in a similar, but unknown, area. The results for physiological parameters and skeletal muscular biomarkers values showed no significant differences between the two groups (p > 0.05), confirming that an effective conditioning protects against enzymatic alteration during a 20 min duration of submaximal activity. Full article
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