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Compensatory load redistribution in Labrador retrievers when carrying different weights – a non-randomized prospective trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, June 2016
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Title
Compensatory load redistribution in Labrador retrievers when carrying different weights – a non-randomized prospective trial
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12917-016-0715-7
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Authors

Barbara Bockstahler, Alexander Tichy, Patricia Aigner

Abstract

Retrievers are dogs particularly bred to retrieve birds or other small game, for the retrieval, the dogs are typically sent to the place where the shot game has fallen or to search the field for the wounded but still live game in order to return them to the hunter as quickly as possible. Examples of game animals are pheasants, mallard ducks and rabbits. For training, dummies with a variety of weights are used to simulate the retrieval of various types of game. The aim of this non-randomized prospective study was to investigate if peak vertical force, vertical impulse and paw pressure contact area are increased in the forelimbs when carrying different weights, and if the symmetrical weight distribution between contralateral limb pairs is disturbed. Ten actively working Labrador retrievers were walked over a pressure plate with or without carrying 0.5, 2.0 and 4.0 kg dummies. The aim of this study was to determine if vertical ground reaction forces and paw pressure contact area are increased in the forelimbs when carrying different weights, and if symmetrical weight distribution is disturbed between contralateral limb pairs. Peak vertical force and vertical impulse were significantly increased in the forelimbs and decreased in the hindlimbs in all weight carrying conditions. These results demonstrate the significant effects of carrying weight in the mouth on the ground reaction forces, which likely produce additional stress on the forelimb joints. Carry of game or a dummy is likely to alter the forelimb load distribution.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 3%
Unknown 37 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 8%
Other 3 8%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 11 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 17 45%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 11 29%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 52. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 February 2017.
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