Current evidence for non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical treatments of canine osteoarthritis

Pye, Christine ORCID: 0000-0003-1761-8125, Clark, Natasha ORCID: 0009-0004-2101-7941, Bruniges, Natalie ORCID: 0000-0003-2561-3930, Peffers, Mandy ORCID: 0000-0001-6979-0440 and Comerford, Eithne ORCID: 0000-0002-5244-6042
(2023) Current evidence for non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical treatments of canine osteoarthritis. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 65 (1). pp. 3-23.

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Osteoarthritis is a progressive degenerative disease process that affects a significant proportion of the canine population, impacting these animals' quality of life. Currently, there is no cure and treatment consists of managing the clinical signs of pain and reduced mobility. There are many treatments for canine osteoarthritis and in this review we discuss the evidence base behind non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical treatments of this disease. These treatments include weight management, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, physiotherapies such as therapeutic exercise, hydrotherapy as well as other therapeutic modalities including photobiomodulation therapy, electromagnetic field therapy and others.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals, Dogs, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Dog Diseases, Acupuncture Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Quality of Life
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Life Courses and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2023 07:54
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2024 13:00
DOI: 10.1111/jsap.13670
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