This is an instructional CD to help inform the user on how dogs move and how analyze their movement.
I have given many lameness workshops to veterinarians since 1995 and I realized that there is not a good basic information source on this subject. The information provided in this CD can be used by veterinarians who are starting their careers or those who want a review.
The techniques used in the CD have been developed by me through trial and experimentation and in general are not available from other sources. Because of this different perspective, this information can be used by experienced veterinarians who want to advance their diagnostic skills. I have found that these methods have allowed me to diagnose canine musculoskeletal problems better than most other techniques.
Dog Owners, Trainers, Handlers
Analyzing Motion & Soundness of the Dog has been written for any dog enthusiast to understand. I feel that the more educated the handler is about their dog the better they become at managing their athletic or working career. The CD starts with basic anatomy, discusses canine locomotion, describes gait analysis techniques, and then shows the individual how to examine their dog for any musculoskeletal problems.
Why a CD and not a book.
An advantage of using a CD type of medium, is that video clips can be included. This isn’t really possible through a print medium. The video clips used in this CD were made by me and included to help demonstrate canine locomotion. Unfortunately, how much they help is dependent upon the computer that is used to view them. I have set up the presentation so that it isn’t necessary to see the clips, but sometimes visualizing the information can help one to understand it better.