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Augzell , Helena and Fherm, Helene, 2009. Rehabilitering med eller utan simning av korsbandsopererade hundar . First cycle, G1E. Skara: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health



This study examines what effect swimming has on the rehabilitation, compared with only
resting after a cranial cruciate ligament surgery. It consists of a literature study, an inquiry
study and a visit to a rehabilitation centre.
The inquiry study shows that ten weeks after a cranial cruciate ligament repair, the
lameness has disappeared in a greater number of dogs among those that undergo
swimming as physiotherapy compared with those that do not swim. Literature shows that
swimming has a positive effect on the result after surgery. The thigh circumference
increases faster, the limb function improves more and the range of motion gets larger.
Dogs should therefore be recommended swimming as rehabilitation after surgery for a
rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament.

Main title:Rehabilitering med eller utan simning av korsbandsopererade hundar
Authors:Augzell , Helena and Fherm, Helene
Series:Studentarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Volume/Sequential designation:220
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G1E
Student's programme affiliation:VY003 Animal Nursing Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Keywords:Rehabilitering, Simning, Korsband, Hund
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Deposited On:27 May 2009 11:21
Metadata Last Modified:05 Oct 2012 14:13

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