OCD Lesions

OCD Lesions

OCD (or osteochondrosis dessicans) is an orthopedic condition where the cartilage of a developing joint matures abnormally. OCD can occur in any joint, but is especially common in the shoulders and elbows of young, large breed dogs. As a dog grows, cartilage is gradually replaced by bone, a process referred to as endochrondral ossification. With […]

Iliopsoas Myopathy

Iliopsoas Myopathy

Jonit Barsky, DVM, CCRT, CVA Iliopsoas injury is one of the most common sporting injuries in dogs, and is also frequently misdiagnosed as other conditions.  Any dog that accelerates quickly, jumps, or makes tight turns, is prone to iliopsoas strains.  In particular, dogs that are sporadically active or inappropriately conditioned for exercise or work may […]

Common Injuries in Canine Athletes

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Canine Sports Medicine | No Comments
Common Injuries in Canine Athletes

Over the last 10-20 years many dog sports have been gaining in popularity. With this trend has developed the field of canine sports medicine – the customized and specialized care of canine athletes. Sports like agility, disk dog, tracking, dock diving, flyball and earthdog have joined more established pursuits like dogsledding, greyhound racing and field […]

Sports Medicine Veterinarians – Specialized care for your sporting and working dogs

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Canine Physical Therapy | No Comments

By Jonit Barsky Veterinary Sports Medicine is a term for the branch of veterinary medicine dedicated to the health and well-being of the canine athlete. The term “athlete” describes sporting dogs, working dogs, and pets who exercise for health or recreation.  Dogs of all ages and abilities look to sports medicine veterinarians for guidance on […]

Don’t Hold Them Back! – Why Weight Matters And What To Do About It.

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Canine Sports Medicine | No Comments

  By Jonit Barsky Rosie is the star of her scent-work class and recently learned how to swim. She’s a 4-year-old Dachshund who loves to hike and is obsessed with tennis balls. She is the queen of her household. She’s a true athlete, but it wasn’t always that way. These days Rosie is a svelte […]

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