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dc.contributor.authorHumphries, A
dc.contributor.authorShaheen, AF
dc.contributor.authorGómez Álvarez, CB
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-18T08:45:24Z
dc.date.available2021-10-18T08:45:24Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-15
dc.date.submitted2020-02-18
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.others41598-020-73550-x
dc.identifier.other73550
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/329506
dc.descriptionFunder: The Kennel Club Charitable Trust
dc.description.abstractThe conformation of the German shepherd dog (GSD) varies considerably within the breed. These differences may result in large variation in the movement and limb loading and undesirable consequences to their musculoskeletal health. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between conformation and biomechanical measures in 60 GSDs. Full body kinematic and kinetic measures were computed from 3D motion capture and pressure data. The dogs were divided into groups based on their back slope and curvature. Correlation analysis and statistical differences between groups showed that GSDs with a greater back slope have a greater contact area in their forelimbs and place them closer together when standing (n = 60). During trot, the dogs with sloped back showed a greater vertical force in the forelimbs and a greater mid-thoracic flexion (n = 60). Unilateral differences were found in the stifle flexion, hock flexion and hock adduction, suggesting greater movement asymmetry with an increase in the back slope (n = 30). In conclusion, several biomechanical parameters are affected by the GSD's slope of the back and not by its curvature. Further studies are required to determine whether the variation in movement, posture and conformation within the breed relates to an increased susceptibility to musculoskeletal disorders.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subject/631/601/1737
dc.subject/631/601/1332
dc.subjectarticle
dc.titleDifferent conformations of the German shepherd dog breed affect its posture and movement.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-10-18T08:45:23Z
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameSci Rep
prism.volume10
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.76954
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-09-10
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41598-020-73550-x
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.identifier.eissn2045-2322
cam.issuedOnline2020-10-15


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