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canine osteoarthritis

Sarah L Pownder, Kei Hayashi, Brian G Caserto, Mary Lou Norman, Hollis G Potter, Matthew F Koff
OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this study was to evaluate regional differences of canine stifle articular cartilage using the quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique of T2 mapping. METHODS:  Fourteen stifle joints from seven juvenile male Beagle dogs with no evidence or prior history of pelvic limb lameness were imaged ex vivo using standard of care fast spin echo MRI and quantitative T2 mapping protocols. Regions of interest were compared between the femoral, patellar and tibial cartilages, as well as between the lateral and medial femorotibial compartments...
February 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
João Carlos Alves, Ana Margarida Santos, Patrícia Isabel Jorge
The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an oral joint supplement in working dogs with hip osteoarthritis compared with a positive control group (CG). Fifteen animals were divided in treatment group (TG, n = 10) and CG (n = 5). To TG a commercially available joint supplement, containing glucosamine HCl, chondroitin sulphate, and hyaluronic acid was given for 40 days and a 70-day course of a placebo, to be administered as if it was carprofen. The CG received carprofen for 70 days, and a placebo to be administered as the joint supplement...
December 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
R E Morgan, P D Clegg, J A Hunt, J F Innes, S R Tew
The joint synovium consists of a heterogeneous cell population, chiefly comprised of macrophages and fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS). An inter-species co-culture model was developed to examine interactions between these cells. Equine FLS and the canine macrophage line DH82 were differentially labelled using fluorescent markers and results from direct co-culture compared with those from both indirect co-culture, and conditioned media experiments. The transcript expression of IL-1β, IL-6, ADAMTS4 and ADAMTS5 in each cell type were determined using species-specific qPCR assays...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Valentine D Verpaalen, Wendy I Baltzer, Sarah Smith-Ostrin, Jennifer J Warnock, Bernadette Stang, Craig G Ruaux
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of an omega-3 fatty acid and protein-enriched diet, physical rehabilitation, or both on radiographic findings and markers of synovial inflammation in dogs following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and arthroscopic surgery for treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease. DESIGN Randomized, prospective clinical trial. ANIMALS 48 dogs with unilateral cranial cruciate ligament disease. PROCEDURES Dogs were randomly assigned to receive a dry omega-3 fatty acid and protein-enriched dog food formulated to support joint health (test food [TF]), a dry food formulated for adult canine maintenance (control food [CF]), TF plus rehabilitation, or CF plus rehabilitation after surgery...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Steven C Budsberg, Bryan T Torres, Stephanie A Kleine, Gabriella S Sandberg, Amanda K Berjeski
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of tramadol for treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs. DESIGN Randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled crossover study. ANIMALS 40 dogs with clinical osteoarthritis of the elbow or stifle joint. PROCEDURES Dogs orally received 3 times/d (morning, midday, and night) for a 10-day period each of 3 identically appearing treatments (placebo; carprofen at 2.2 mg/kg [1 mg/lb], q 12 h [morning and night], with placebo at midday; or tramadol hydrochloride at 5 mg/kg [2.3 mg/lb], q 8 h) in random order, with treatment sessions separated by a minimum 7-day washout period...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Farshid Guilak, M Farooq Rai, Michael D Harris, Mandi J Lopez, Rory J Todhunter, John C Clohisy
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in humans is a common condition that is associated with hip pain, functional limitations, and secondary osteoarthritis (OA). Surgical treatment of DDH has improved in the last decade, allowing excellent outcomes at short- and mid-term follow-up. Still, the etiology, mechanobiology, and pathology underlying this disease are not well understood. A pre-clinical animal model of DDH could help advance the field with a deeper understanding of specific pathways that initiate hip joint degeneration secondary to abnormal biomechanics...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Erin M Katz, Ruth M Scott, Christopher B Thomson, Eileen Mesa, Richard Evans, Michael G Conzemius
Objective  To determine if environmental variables affect the average daily activity counts (AC) of dogs with osteoarthritis (OA) and/or owners' perception of their dog's clinical signs or quality of life. Methods  The AC and Canine Brief Pain Inventory (CBPI) owner questionnaires of 62 dogs with OA were compared with daily environmental variables including the following: average temperature (°C), high temperature (°C), low temperature (°C), relative humidity (%), total precipitation (mm), average barometric pressure (hPa) and total daylight hours...
November 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
Marlis Wessely, Andreas Brühschwein, Eva Schnabl-Feichter
Objectives  To evaluate the intra- and inter-observer measurement variability of an existing osteoarthritis (OA) stifle scoring system. Methods  Paired caudocranial and mediolateral canine stifle radiographs were selected randomly. A total of 15 assessment points were evaluated independently and graded twice (integer numeric scale: 1-4) at an interval of 2 weeks by three observers with different levels of experience. The grades for each of the 15 factors were summed to obtain the OA score for each patient...
November 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
Jiangdong Ren, Jinsai Ma, Xiaogang Zhang, Abdusami Aimaiti, Maimaitiming Saiyiti, Yuming Chen, Li Cao
Objective To evaluate the combined diagnostic value of two serum osteoarthritis (OA) markers and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of the cartilage volume of the tibial plateau in a canine model of experimental OA. Methods A total of 18 male Beagle dogs were used in this longitudinal study. OA was surgically induced via anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) of the right knee in 10 dogs. The remaining eight dogs formed the sham operation control group and underwent the same procedure without ACLT...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
Nadja Adler, Axel Schoeniger, Herbert Fuhrmann
OBJECTIVE To determine effects of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β and interleukin (IL)-1β on inflammatory markers in cultured canine chondrocytes to clarify the role of these cytokines in osteoarthritis of dogs. SAMPLE Pooled chondrocytes isolated from the stifle joints of 4 adult dogs. PROCEDURES Chondrocytes were isolated, cultured, and frozen at -80°C. Pooled cells were incubated in medium with or without TGF-β (1 or 10 ng/mL) and subsequently stimulated with IL-1β (10 ng/mL). Concentrations of nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin (PG) E were measured in culture supernatants...
November 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
N Adler, A Schoeniger, H Fuhrmann
Although it is well recognized that dietary supplementation with fish oil improves clinical symptoms in dogs suffering from osteoarthritis, the molecular basis for the dietary benefit is not yet completely resolved in dogs. This study was designed to further clarify how polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) affect key factors of cartilage degeneration in a canine cell culture system mimicking osteoarthritis. Canine chondrocytes were incubated either without or with 10 μm of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), arachidonic acid (AA) or 3...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Keiichi Kuroki, Aaron M Stoker, James P Stannard, Chantelle C Bozynski, Cristi R Cook, Ferris M Pfeiffer, James L Cook
Because articular cartilage has very limited healing potential, most symptomatic cartilage injuries eventually result in end-stage osteoarthritis and are treated with artificial joint replacement. Our interdisciplinary, comparative orthopedic research performed by a team of DVMs, MDs, engineers, and basic scientists has yielded marked progress toward effective biologic joint restoration strategies by bringing bench-side ideas to fruition in bedside applications in both canine and human patients. This mini-review summarizes the progress of biologic joint restoration strategies at our center...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
Dorothy Cimino Brown
The lack of successful translation of basic research discoveries into safe and effective treatments for chronic pain patients has led to increased scrutiny of the preclinical models used in pain research, particularly for osteoarthritis, where there is a significant disconnect between the animal models used to study the structural versus symptomatic aspects of the disease. Companion dogs offer a unique opportunity to assess osteoarthritis pain in a physiologically relevant 'model' of the disease. Approximately 20% of the canine pet population spontaneously develops osteoarthritis, translating to at least 15 million dogs in the United States alone...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Kevin J Warburton, John B Everingham, Jillian L Helms, Andrew J Kazanovicz, Katherine A Hollar, Jeff D Brourman, Steven M Fox, Trevor J Lujan
Hip resurfacing offers advantages for young, active patients afflicted with hip osteoarthritis and may also be a beneficial treatment for adult canines. Conventional hip resurfacing uses metal-on-metal bearings to preserve bone stock, but it may be feasible to use metal-on-polyethylene bearings to reduce metal wear debris while still preserving bone. This study characterized the short-term wear behavior of a novel hip resurfacing implant for canines that uses a 1.5 mm thick liner of highly cross-linked polyethylene in the acetabular component...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Domenico Britti, Rosalia Crupi, Daniela Impellizzeri, Enrico Gugliandolo, Roberta Fusco, Carlo Schievano, Valeria Maria Morittu, Maurizio Evangelista, Rosanna Di Paola, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common progressive joint disease in dogs and cats. The goal of OA treatment is to reduce inflammation, minimize pain, and maintain joint function. Currently, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., meloxicam) are the cornerstone of treatment for OA pain, but side effects with long-term use pose important challenges to veterinary practitioners when dealing with OA pain. Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a naturally-occurring fatty acid amide, locally produced on demand by tissues in response to stress...
August 2, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
Ruth M Scott, Richard Evans, Michael G Conzemius
OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of an orally administered nutraceutical (Glu/CS+; + for additional ingredient) for the treatment of clinical osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs. METHODS: In this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, client-owned dogs with clinical signs of OA in one or more joints were assigned to a Glu/CS+ (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) group. Dogs were administered Glu/CS+ or placebo orally and wore an activity monitor (AM) continuously throughout a 97 day study period...
September 12, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
João Carlos Alves, Ana Margarida Santos
CASE DESCRIPTON: A 9-year-old, 33.4kg (73.63Lb) male entire drug detection Labrador Retriever Dog was presented with an history of constant lameness from the right thoracic limb, aggravated with exercise and work. CLINICAL FIDINGS: Clinical examination revealed mild signs of pain on the manipulation of the elbow joint, with reduced range of motion on the end feel of joint flexion and extension and crepitation. Radiographic examination of the right elbow joint revealed severe, chronic osteoarthritis, with osteophyte formation on the humeral epicondyles and articular margin of the distomedial humerus, with a narrowed joint space, and osteophytes on the proximal radius, proximomedial ulna, and anconeal process...
March 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
Ann Essner, Lena Zetterberg, Karin Hellström, Pia Gustås, Hans Högberg, Rita Sjöström
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July 25, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
Maria I Menendez, Bianca Hettlich, Lai Wei, Michael V Knopp
PURPOSE: To assess and quantify by molecular imaging knee osseous metabolic changes serially in an in vivo canine model of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) of the knee utilizing sodium fluoride (Na(18)F) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) coregistered with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sodium fluoride PET imaging of 5 canines was performed prior to anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) and 2 times post-ACLT (3 and 12 weeks)...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
A K Price, M R C de Godoy, T A Harper, K E Knap, S Joslyn, Z Pietrzkowski, B K Cross, K B Detweiler, K S Swanson
Our objective was to evaluate the short-term effects of calcium fructoborate (CFB) on gait, joint range of motion, serum inflammatory markers, and owner perception of pain in client-owned dogs. We used 59 osteoarthritic dogs with impairment, with dogs being randomly assigned to 4 treatments: placebo (60 mg fructose; = 15), low dose (69 mg CFB; = 14), high dose (127 mg CFB; = 14), or combination (69 mg CFB, 500 mg glucosamine hydrochloride and 200 mg chondroitin sulfate; = 16). Dogs up to 22.9 kg received 1 capsule/d, while dogs weighing 23 to 50 kg received 2 capsules/d...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
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