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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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dc.contributor.advisor Verbrugghe, Adronie Santarossa, Amanda 2017-09-05T16:55:04Z 2018-08-22T05:00:29Z 2017-08 2017-08-22 2017-09-05
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject body composition en_US
dc.subject dog en_US
dc.subject cat en_US
dc.subject veterinary medicine en_US
dc.title Body Composition: How it is Assessed and its Relationship to Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease in the Dog en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Clinical Studies en_US Master of Science en_US Department of Clinical Studies en_US
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