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Ramp walking helps diagnose lameness

January 20th, 2019

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) are taking tips from the field of human medicine and rehabilitation to develop a technique to help detect and diagnose injuries in dogs. Gait analysis, pressure walkways, and angled walking are popular techniques used in human medicine. Their use has improved prosthetics, rehabilitation, medicine and more. But, while …

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WCVM ophthalmologists will offer free eye exams to certified service animals in May. Photo: Christina Weese.

Service dogs earn free eye exams at WCVM

Veterinary ophthalmologists at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) are participating in an annual North American program that offers free eye examinations for service animals during the month of May. The program, which is operated by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), honours service animals that are used as guides, handicapped assistance, detection, military, search …

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