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Body Composition: How it is Assessed and its Relationship to Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease in the Dog

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Title: Body Composition: How it is Assessed and its Relationship to Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease in the Dog
Author: Santarossa, Amanda
Department: Department of Clinical Studies
Program: Clinical Studies
Advisor: Verbrugghe, Adronie
Abstract: In veterinary medicine, it is well documented that there can be negative consequences associated with having an abnormal body composition, either underweight, overweight, or obese. Thus, it is important to assess the body composition of animals as an indicator of health. This thesis is an investigation of how body composition is assessed in companion animals by the veterinary team, and how body composition may be related to cranial cruciate ligament disease in the dog. Veterinary teams most commonly use body weight and body condition scoring methods to assess body composition, however, veterinary teams do not always assess body composition in their patients, although this is recommended by current nutritional assessment guidelines. Dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease were found to be more overweight or obese compared to a control group, but the association between obesity and the development of this disease is still unclear.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/11505
Date: 2017-08
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
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