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Weight management and functional support of joint function in aged overweight dogs

Physiotherapy and nutritional treatment are important tools that can improve state of health and help to reduce lameness and osteoarthritic problems in overweight dogs. The implementation of physiotherapy and the combination with effective dietary treatment, including lower energy intake and supplementation with functional ingredients, is a promising treatment strategy.
Project leader
Zentek Jürgen
Type of Research
Applied research
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5 Publications

Mlacnik, E; Bockstahler, BA; Müller, M; Tetrick, MA; Nap, RC; Zentek, J (2006): Effects of caloric restriction and a moderate or intense physiotherapy program for treatment of lameness in overweight dogs with osteoarthritis. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006; 229(11):1756-1760

Mlacnik, E (2005): Gewichtsmanagement und funktionelle Unterstützung der Gelenksfunktion beim adulten übergewichtigen Hund. Dissertation, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 126.

Mlacnik, E; Müller, M; Mayrhofer, E; Zentek, J; Bockstahler, B (2005): Physiotherapeutische Maßnahmen bei der Behandlung des Hundes mit Osteoarthrose - eine Übersicht. Veterinary Medicine Austria / Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift (92) 142-149.

Bockstahler, B (2004): Management of the overweight lame dog. 12th ESVOT Congress, München, Germany, 10. - 12.09.04. 12th ESVOT Congress, München, 10. - 12.09.04.

Bockstahler, B (2003): Adipositas und orthopädische Erkrankungen: Möglichkeiten der physikalischen Therapie. IAMS-Studentenseminar, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Austria, 11.6.2003. IAMS-Studentenseminar, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, 11.6.2003.

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