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Computed Tomographic Assessment of Body Fat in Dachshunds: A Pilot Study.

Open J Vet Med 2013 Mar;3(1):1-5

Experimental Statistics, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Mississippi, USA.

Obesity has not been linked to causing intervertebral disc degeneration, but has been shown to influence time to ambulation, a strong long-term prognostic indicator in dogs with intervertebral disc disease. However, monitoring obesity to date is imprecise and subjective in the clinical setting. Having an objective formula based on morphometric measurements would potentially be more precise to track our patients' weights. Read More

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March 2013
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