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RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF DOGS WITH NEUROLOGIC AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES ATTENDED AT A REHABILITATION AND CHRONIC PAIN CONTROL SERVICE

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Author(s):
Nuno Emanuel Oliveira Figueiredo [1] ; Stelio Pacca Loureiro Luna [2] ; Jean Guilherme Fernandes Joaquim [3] ; Heloisa Dellacqua Coutinho [4]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] UNESP. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia - Brasil
[2] UNESP. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia - Brasil
[3] Instituto Bioethicus - Brasil
[4] UNESP. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Ciênc. anim. bras.; v. 19, 2018-03-08.
Abstract

Abstract This retrospective study evaluated the clinical outcome of 181 dogs with neurologic and musculoskeletal diseases treated with acupuncture and related therapies at a rehabilitation service from 2013 to 2015. The diagnosis was based on physical, neurological and orthopedic examination, and radiography, MRI or CT. Neurological cases were the most prevalent, particularly intervertebral disk disease and spinal cord acute trauma. Treatment was considered successful in neurological cases when animals regained independent locomotion or in cases of spinal disease, when neurological scores changed from V, IV or III to II or I. The success achieved in the four spinal cord segments was 69.5%. For musculoskeletal diseases, 47% of the dogs had knee injuries and 24% had hip dysplasia. The visual analogue scale (VAS) of locomotion was adopted to define the success of treatment in these diseases, which was 52.8%. The techniques most associated with manual AP were in descending order electroacupuncture, ozone therapy and LASER. The mean number of AP sessions was 7.6±3.5. We concluded that AP and related techniques were effective to treat neurological diseases in dogs when used isolated or associated with conventional medicine. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/02462-1 - Evaluation of pain and quality of life in dogs and cats undergoing to Acupuncture
Grantee:Nuno Emanuel de Oliveira Figueiredo da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master