In this episode, host Alyssa Watson, DVM, is joined by Kate Barnes, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, to discuss her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Localizing Thoracic Limb Lameness on Orthopedic Examination in Dogs.” Dr. Barnes covers how to assess gait for forelimb lameness. Then, she shares multiple practical tips for conducting an effective examination. Do you remember how to do a Campbell’s test?
Observe the gait; remember “Down on the Sound.”
Assess in the neutral standing position to evaluate for confirmation, symmetry, and weight-bearing.
Don’t forget to evaluate all of the legs during recumbent exams, not just the problem leg—unless that’s all the dog will tolerate.
Try localizing with the Campbell’s test for the elbow and the biceps test.
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Alyssa Watson, DVM - Host
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