Purina and sports medicine veterinarians work together to help canine athletes stay the top dog: 3 notes

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As dog athletes reach new heights, run faster than ever before and bark just as loud as ever, Purina and 30 sports medicine veterinarians collaborate at the canine sports medicine symposium to share research and ideas.

Here's what you should know.


1. The group took part in several panel discussions about the growing sport and offered their expertise on keeping competition dogs in tip top shape.


2. Some of the projects the group presented included:


  • The use of smartphones to record a dog's performance and gaiting movement.
  • Thermal imaging to detect inflammation in soft-tissue and compensatory muscular activity.
  • Regenerative medicine treatments using platelet-rich plasma and stem-cell therapy in treating soft-tissue injuries.
  • Nutritionally maintaining performance in older dogs to support their physical performance.


3. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association will publish the conference’s research in its January 2017 issue.


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