Diplomate Publications


Alves, J.C.; Jorge, P; Santos, A.A survey on the prevalence of diarrhea in a Portuguese population of police working dogs. BMC Veterinary Research 17:211.

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P. Platelet-rich plasma therapy in dogs with bilateral hip osteoarthritis. BMC Veterinary Research 17:207.

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. Miguel. Effect of a single intra-articular high molecular weight hyaluronan administration for the management of osteoarthritis in a naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis model. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 16:290 (2021).

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. Miguel. Evaluation of digital thermography imaging to assess and monitor treatment of police working dogs with naturally occurring hip osteoarthritis. BMC Veterinary Research 17:180.

Bray, E.E.; Otto, C.M.; Udell, M.A.R.; Hall, N.J.; Johnston,  A.M.; MacLean, E.L. (2021).
Enhancing the Selection and Performance of Working Dogs. Front. Vet. Sci. 8:644431. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.644431

Ramos, M.T.Farr, B.Otto, C.M. (2021).
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in Working Dogs. Vet Clin NA Small Anim Pract in 51(4): 859-876, 2021.

Otto, C.; Sell, T.; Veenema, T.; Hosangadi, D.; Vahey, R., Connell, N.; Privor-Dumm, L. (2021).
The promise of disease detection dogs in pandemic response: Lessons learned from COVID-19. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-19. doi:10.1017/dmp.2021.183

Hare, E.; Kelsey, K.M.; Neidermeyer, G.M.; Otto,C.M. (2021).
Long-Term Behavioral Resilience in Search-and-Rescue Dogs Responding to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. Applied Animal Behavior Science 2021, 234:105173

Hare, E.;  Joffee, E.; Wilson, C.; Serpell, J.; Otto, C.M. (2021).
Behavior Traits Associated with Career Outcome in a Prison Puppy Raising Program. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 2021 Volume 236, March 2021, 105218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2021.105218

Essler, J.L.; Kane, S.A.; Nolan, P.; Akaho, E.H.; Berna, A.Z.; DeAngelo, A., et al. (2021).
Discrimination of SARS-CoV-2 infected patient samples by detection dogs: A proof of concept study. PLoS ONE 16(4): e0250158.

Essler, J.L.; Kane, S.A.; Collins, A.; Ryder, K.; DeAngelo, A.; Kaynaroglu, P.; et al. (2021).
Egg masses as training aids for spotted lanternfly Lycorma delicatula detection dogs. PLoS ONE 16(5): e0250945.

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. Miguel (2021). The intra-articular administration of triamcinolone hexacetonide in the treatment of osteoarthritis. PLoS ONE 16(1): e0245553. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245553.

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. Miguel (2021). Management of osteoarthritis using one intra-articular platelet concentrate administration in a canine osteoarthritis model. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, January 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546520981558

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. Miguel (2021). Comparison of efficacy if the intra-articular injection of triamcinolone hexacetonide, stanozolol, hylan G-F 20 and a platelet concentrate in police working dogs with bilateral hip osteoarthritis. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, Vol. 7, January 2021. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.609889.


Farr BD, Ramos MT, Otto CM. The Penn Vet Working Dog Center Fit to Work Program: A formalized method for assessing and developing foundational canine physical fitness Front. Vet. Sci., 13 August 2020 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00470

Otto CM, Hare E, Buchweitz JP, Kelsey KM, Fitzgerald SD. Fifteen-year surveillance of search-and-rescue dogs deployed to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack sites: pathology associated with death or humane euthanasia. JAVMA 2020; 257:734–743

Bell SE,Nash AK, Zanghi BM, Otto CM, Perry EB. An Assessment of the Stability of the Canine Oral Microbiota After Probiotic Administration in Healthy Dogs Over Time. Frontiers in Vet Sci 11 September 2020 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.00616

Essler JL, Smith PG, Ruge CE, Darling TA, Barr C, Otto CM. The first responder exposure to contaminating powder on dog fur during intranasal and intramuscular naloxone administration JVECC in press

Hare E. Kelsey KM., Neidermeyer GM. Otto CM. Long-Term Behavioral Resilience in Search-and-Rescue Dogs Responding to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks Applied Animal Behavior Science in press https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2020.105173

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. Miguel. Clinical and diagnostic imaging findings in police working dogs referred for hip osteoarthritis. BMC Veterinary Research 16, 425 (2020). https://doi.org/ 10.1186/s12917-020-02647-2.

Alves, J.C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. Miguel. Thermographic imaging of police working dogs with bilateral naturally occurring hip osteoarthritis. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 62, 60 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13028-020-00558-8.

Alves, J. C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. (2020).  A report on the use of a single intra-articular administration of autologous platelet therapy in a naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis model – a preliminary study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 21(1).

Alves, J. C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lavrador, C.; Carreira, L. (2020).  A pilot study on the efficacy of a single intra-articular administration of triamcinolone acetonide, hyaluronan and a combination of both for clinical management of osteoarthritis in police working dogs. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, Vol. 7, November 2020.

Alves, J. C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lafuente, P. (2020).  Changes in physiological, hematological and biochemical parameters in police working dogs during a treadmill incremental exercise test. Comparative exercise Physiology 16(5):387-394.

Alves, J. C.; Santos, A.; Jorge, P.; Lafuente, P. (2020).  A protocol for the determination of the maximal lactate steady state in working dogs. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 60(6):942-6.

D. von Pfeil, C. Horstman (2020) Development of a novel fracture fragment stabilization system for minimally invasive osteosynthesis and in vitro comparison to traditional Kern bone reduction forceps. American College of Veterinary Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1111/vsu.13444

Bruno, S. Canal, M. Antonucci, M. Bernardini, F. Balducci, V. Musella, M. Mussoni, G.Spinella. Perilesional photobiomodulation therapy and physical rehabilitation in post-operative recovery of dogs surgically treated for thoracolumbar disk extrusion. BMC Vet Res. 2020; 16: 120. Published online 2020 Apr 25. doi: 10.1186/s12917-020-02333-3

M.S. Davis, K.W. Hinchcliff, K.K. Williamson, E.C. McKenzie, C.M. Royer (2020). Effect of multiday exercise on serum hormones and metabolic substrate concentrations in racing sled dogs. Comparative Exercise Physiology: 16 (3)- Pages: 197 – 205;


Alves, J. C.; Brito, G.; Silveira, M.; Serpa, J.; Félix, A.; Simões, P. (2019). Detection of human carcinoma from blood samples using scent dogs. Acta Obstétrica e Ginecológica Portuguesa, 13(3), pp. 155-159.

Ramos, B.; Moraes, J.: Pinheiro, R.: Souza, V.: Alves, J. C.; Coelho, C. (2019). Effects of resistance training on serum iron, total iron-binding capacity and transferrin saturation in police working dogs. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 15(4), pp. 253-258.

Lafuente, P.; Alves, J. C.; Chun, L. (2019). Investigation into clients’ perception of postoperative physiotherapy for dogs undergoing cranial cruciate ligament disease surgery.Veterinary Record, 185, 231.


A. Bergh, C. B. Gómez Álvarez, M. Rhodin, P. Gustås (2018). Head and pelvic vertical displacement in dogs with induced swinging limb lameness. Acta Vet Scandinavia, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13028-018-0435-z

Tomlinson JE, Manfredi JM. Return to Sport after Injury: A Web-Based Survey of Owners and Handlers of Agility Dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2018 Oct 22. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1670676. [Epub ahead of print]

Looney AL, Huntingford JL, Blaeser LL, Mann S. (2018). A randomized blind placebo-controlled trial investigating the effects of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) on canine elbow osteoarthritis. The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne, 59 9, 959-966.

Gamble L-J, Boesch JM, Frye CW, Schwark WS, Mann S, Wolfe L, Brown H, Berthelsen ES, Wakshlag JJ. Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 5:165. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2018.00165

Gamble L-J, Frye CW, Hansen CM, Locasale JW, Liu X, Davis MS, Wakshlag JJ. Serum metabolomics of Alaskan sled dogs during endurance racing. Comparative Exercise Physiology, published online (article in press). https://doi.org/10.3920/CEP180010

Kennedy KC, Martinez SA, Martinez SE, Tucker RL, Davies NM. Effects of low-level laser therapy on bone healing and signs of pain in dogs following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy. Am J Vet Res 2018; 79:893-904.

Lafuente P and Whyle C. A Retrospective Survey of Injuries Occurring in Dogs and Handlers Participating in Canicross. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2018 Aug 23. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1661390. [Epub ahead of print]

Farhoody P, Mallawaarachchi M, Tarwater PM, Serpell JA, Duffy DL, Zink C. Aggression toward familiar people, strangers, and conspecifics in gonadectomized and intact dogs. Front Vet Sci 2018;5:18.

Budsberg SC, Torres BT, Kleine SA, Sandberg GS, Berjeski AK. Lack of effectiveness of tramadol hydrochloride for the treatment of pain and joint dysfunction in dogs with chronic osteoarthritis. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2018 Feb 15;252(4):427-32.


Kim SY, Torres BT, Sandberg GS, Budsberg SC. Effect of Limb Position at the Time of Skin Marker Application on Sagittal Plane Kinematics of the Dog. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2017 Nov;30(06):438-43.

Gómez Álvarez C.B., Gustås P., Bergh A., Rhodin M. 2017. Vertical head and pelvic movement symmetry at the trot in dogs with induced supporting limb lameness. The Veterinary Journal. 229, 13-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.10.011

Rhodin M, Bergh A, Gustås P, Gómez Álvarez C. Inertial sensor-based system for lameness detection in trotting dogs with induced lameness. The Veterinary Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.02.004.


Canapp, S., Canapp, D., Carr, B., Cox, C., & Barrett, J. (2016). Supraspinatus Tendinopathy in 327 Dogs: A Retrospective Study. Veterinary Evidence, 1(3). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.18849/ve.v1i3.32.

Canapp, S. O., Canapp, D. A., Ibrahim, V., Carr, B. J., Cox, C., & Barrett, J. G. (2016). The Use of Adipose-Derived Progenitor Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma Combination for the Treatment of Supraspinatus Tendinopathy in 55 Dogs: A Retrospective Study. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 3, 61. http://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2016.00061.

Canapp SO Jr, Leasure CS, Cox C, Ibrahim V and Carr BJ (2016) Partial Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tears Treated with Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma Combination Therapy in 36 Dogs: A Retrospective Study. Front. Vet. Sci. 3:112. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00112.

F. M. Duerr, A. Pauls, C. Kawcak, K. Haussler, G. Bertocci, V. Moorman, M. King. Evaluation of inertial measurement units as a novel method for kinematic gait evaluation in dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2016 October 20. [Epub ahead of print]. dx.doi.org/10.3415/VCOT-16-01-0012

Leilani X. Alvarez, Philip R. Fox, Janet B. Van Dyke, and Patrick Grigsby. Survey of referring veterinarians’ perceptions of and reasons for referring patients to rehabilitation facilities. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2016 249:7, 807-813.

Carr, B. J., Canapp, S. O., Canapp, D. A., Gamble, L.-J., & Dycus, D. L. (2016). Adhesive Capsulitis in Eight Dogs: Diagnosis and Management. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 3, 55. http://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2016.00055.

Olsen AM, Evans RB, Duerr FM. Evaluation of Accelerometer Inter-Device Variability and Collar Placement in Dogs. Veterinary Evidence; 2016;1.

Bascuñán AL, Kieves N, Goh C, et al. Evaluation of Factors Influencing Thigh Circumference Measurement in Dogs. Veterinary Evidence; 2016;1.

Tan DK, Canapp SO Jr, Leasure CS, Dycus DL, O’Donnell E. (2016). Traumatic fracture of the medial coronoid process in 24 dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2016 Jul 19;29(4):325-9. doi: 10.3415/VCOT-15-09-0154.

Carr BJ and Canapp SO Jr (2016) Regenerative Medicine for Soft Tissue Injury and Osteoarthritis. Today’s Veterinary Practice. July/August pp. 53-60.

Mann KA, Hart J, Duerr FM. 18F-FDG positron emission tomography – an innovative technique for the diagnosis of canine lameness. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 08 June 2016.

Smith EJ, Marcellin-Little DJ, Harrysson OL, Griffith EH. Influence of chondrodystrophy and brachycephaly on geometry of the humerus in dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2016 May 18;29(3):220-6. doi: 10.3415/VCOT-15-11-0181. Epub 2016 Apr 12.

Memon MA, Shmalberg J, Adair III HS, Allweiler S, Bryan JN, Cantwell S, Carr E, Chrisman C, Egger CM, Greene S, Haussler, KK, Hershey B, Holyoak GR, Johnson M, Le Jeune S, Looney A, McConnico RS, Medina C, Morton AJ, Munsterman A, Nie GJ, Park N, Parsons-Doherty M, Perdrizet JA, Peyton JL, Raditic D, Ramirez HP, Saik J, Robertson S, Sleeper M, Van Dyke J and Wakshlag J. 2016. Integrative veterinary medical education and consensus guidelines for an integrative veterinary medicine curriculum within veterinary colleges. Open Vet. J. 6(1), 44-56.


von Pfeil DJ, Cummings BP, Loftus JP, Levine CB, Mann S, Downey RL, Griffitts C, Wakshlag JJ. Evaluation of plasma inflammatory cytokine concentrations in racing sled dogs. Can Vet J. 2015 Dec;56(12):1252-6.

von Pfeil DJF, Liska WD, Nelson Jr S, Mann S, Wakshlag JJ. A survey on orthopedic injuries during a marathon sled dog race. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports 2015, 6:329-339.

Effectiveness of slow motion video compared to real time video in improving the accuracy and consistency of subjective gait analysis in dogs. D.M. Lane, S.A. Hill, J.L. Huntingford, P. Lafuente, R. Wall and K.A. Jones. Open Veterinary Journal, (2015), Vol. 5(2): 158-165

High energy focused shock wave therapy accelerates bone healing. A blinded, prospective, randomized canine clinical trial. Kieves NR, MacKay CS, Adducci K, Rao S, Goh C, Palmer RH, Duerr FM. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2015 Nov 16; 28 (6): 425-32.

Clinical outcomes associated with the initial use of the Canine Unicompartmental Elbow (CUE) Arthroplasty System(®). Cook JL, Schulz KS, Karnes GJ, Franklin SP, Canapp SO Jr, Lotsikas PJ, Fitzpatrick N, Wheeler JL, Stiffler KS, Gillick M, Cross AR, Walls CM, Albrecht MR, Williams N, Crouch DT, Lewis DD, Pozzi A, Ridge P. Can Vet J. 2015 Sep;56(9):971-7.

Lane DM, Hill SA. Pressure algometry measurement of canine muscular pain near the thoracolumbar junction: evaluation of a modified technique. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2016 Mar;43(2):227-34. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12308. Epub 2015 Sep 11.

Characteristics of canine platelet-rich plasma prepared with five commercially available systems. Franklin SP, Garner BC, Cook JL. Am J Vet Res. 2015 Sep;76(9):822-7.

Serum biochemical, blood gas and antioxidant status in search and rescue dogs before and after simulated fieldwork. Spoo JW, Zoran DL, Downey RL, Bischoff K, Wakshlag JJ. Vet J. 2015 Jul 6. pii: S1090-0233(15)00276-2. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.07.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Increasing body condition score is positively associated interleukin-6 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in Labrador retrievers. Frank L, Mann S, Levine CB, Cummings BP, Wakshlag JJ. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2015 Jul 23. pii: S0165-2427(15)00153-1. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2015.07.010. [Epub ahead of print]

Michael Bell, Emily Donaldson, Sabine Mann, Robert Gillette, Corri Levine, Joseph Wakshlag: The Effects of Exercise on Serum Chemistry, Non-Esterified Fatty Acids, Insulin and Glucagon Dynamics During a 400 Sprint in Racing Greyhounds; Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 2015, 5, 142-151.

von Pfeil DJF, Sung J, Barry J, Hayashi K, Edwards MR; Effect of Doxycycline on Contralateral Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture. A prospective, randomized clinical trial in 69 dogs. VCOT 6/2015.

Peri-Surgical Nutrition: Perspectives and Perceptions. Frye CW, Blong AE, Wakshlag JJ. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2015 Jun 26. pii: S0195-5616(15)00073-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2015.04.010. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Michael Bell, Christopher Frye, Corri Levine, Joseph Wakshlag, The influence of endurance and sprinting exercise on plasma adiponectin, leptin and irisin concentrations in racing Greyhounds and sled dogs; Accepted Australian Vet J May 2015.

Loftus JP, Wakshlag JJ. Canine and Feline Obesity: a review of pathophysiology, epidemiology and clinical management. Vet Med Res Rep, 2015 Jan, 6: 49-60. DOI 10.2147/VMRR.S40868

Streeter RM, Struble AM, Mann S, Nydam DV, Bauer JE, Castelhano MG, Todhunter RJ, Cummings BP, Wakshlag JJ. The associations between serum adiponectin, leptin, C-reactive protein and insulin, and serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in Labrador retrievers. J Vet Med Res Rep, 2015, In press

Spoo JW, Griffits CA, Downey RL, Horst RG, Wakshlag JJ. The effects of endurance sled dog racing on serum vitamin D metabolites and C-reactive protein, J Vet Int Med, 2015, In press

Veterinary rehabilitation and physical therapy. Marcellin-Little DJ, Levine D, Millis DL. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2015 Jan;45(1):ix-x. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.10.001. No abstract available. PMID: 25432687 [PubMed – in process]

Principles and Applications of Therapeutic Exercises for Small Animals. Drum MG, Marcellin-Little DJ, Davis MS. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2015 Jan;45(1):73-90. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.09.005. Review. PMID: 25432682

Orthoses and Exoprostheses for Companion Animals. Marcellin-Little DJ, Drum MG, Levine D, McDonald SS. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2015 Jan;45(1):167-183. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.09.009. Review. PMID: 25432685

Physical Rehabilitation After Total Joint Arthroplasty in Companion Animals. Marcellin-Little DJ, Doyle ND, Pyke JF. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2015 Jan;45(1):145-165. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.09.008. Review. PMID: 25432684


Millares‐Ramirez, EM, Picotte, K, Lavoie, J‐P. Pulmonary response of severely asthmatic horses after intra‐articular administration of methylprednisolone. Equine Vet J. 2021; 53: 78– 84. https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.13272


Investigation of the effects of a dietary supplement on insulin and adipokine concentrations in equine metabolic syndrome/insulin dysregulation. J Manfredi, E Stapley, D Nash. J Equine Vet Sci 2020 May;88:102930. doi: 10.1016/j.jevs.2020.102930. Epub 2020 Jan 22

Radiographic Anatomy of the Equine Tarsal Entheses. Casillas J, Jacobs C, Manfredi JM. Am J Vet Res. 2020 May;81(5):406-415. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.81.5.406

A.S. Kallerud, C.T. Fjordbakk, E.H.S. Hendrickson, E. Persson-Sjodin, M. Hammarberg, M. Rhodin, E. Hernlund (2020) Objectively measured Movement Asymmetry in Yearling Standardbread Trotters. Equine Veterinary Journal DOI: 10.1111/evj.13302

M. Tijssen, E. Hernlund, M. Rhodin, S. Bosch, J.P. Voskamp, M. Nielen, F.M. Serra Braganςa (2020) Automatic detection of the break-over phase in horses based on hoof-mounted inertial measurement units. PlosOne https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233649

M. Tijssen, E. Hernlund, M. Rhodin, S. Bosch, J.P. Voskamp, M. Nielen, F.M. Serra Braganςa (2020) A method for automatic hoof-event detection in horses based on hoof-mounted inertial measurement units. PlosOne https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233266

A. Byström, H. M. Clayton, E. Hernlund, L.Roepstorff, M. Rhodin, F.S. Bragança, M. T. Engell, R. van Weeren, M. A. Weishaupt and A. Egenvall (2020). Asymmetries of horses walking and trotting on a treadmill with and without a rider. EVJ.https://beva.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/evj.13252

J. Winther Christensen, S. Bathellier, M. Rhodin, R. Palme, M. Uldahl (2020). Increased rider weight did not induce changes in behavior and physiological parameters in horses. Animals, 10(1), 95; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10010095

K. Ask, M. Rhodin, L. Tamminen, E. Hernlund and P. Haubro Andersen (2020) Identification of body behaviors and facial expressions associated with induced orthopedic pain in four equine pain scales. Animals, doi: 10.3390/ani10112155

Serra Bragança F.M., Broomé S., Rhodin M., Björnsdóttir S., Gunnarsson V., Voskamp J.,Persson-Sjodin E.P,  Back W., Lindgren G., Novoa-Bravo M., Roepstorff C., Van der Zwaag B.J., Van Weeren P.R. and Hernlund E. (2020) Improving gait classification in horses by using inertial measurement unit (IMU) generated data and machine learning. Nature Scientific Reports, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-73215-9

F.M. Serra Bragança*, E. Hernlund, M.H. Halling-Thomsen, N.M. Waldern, M. Rhodin, Anna Byström, P.R. van Weeren, and M.A. Weishaupt. (2020) Adaptation strategies of horses with induced forelimb lameness walking on a treadmill. Equine Veterinary Journal. DOI: 10.1111/evj.13344

Attenuation From Shoes and Pads in Equine Nuclear Scintigraphy, With Relevance to Solar Views
Lea Walker, Mark J Martinelli, Norman Rantanen, Bianca Drumond, Steven Trostle.
Front Vet Sci 202 Sep 24;7:516718. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.516718.


Davis MS, Marcellin-Little DJ, O’Connor E.  Comparison of Post-exercise Cooling Methods in Working Dogs.  Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Spring 2019;19(1):56-60.  PMID:30859528
Calves, as a model for juvenile horses, need only one sprint per week to experience increased bone strength. Logan AA, Nielsen BD, Robison CI, Manfredi JM, Buskirk DD, Schott HC, Hiney KM. J Anim Sci. 2019 Jul 30;97(8):3300-3312. doi: 10.1093/jas/skz202.
Evaluation of the Structure of Myodural Bridges in an Equine Model of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes Abby McElroy, Ann Rashmir, Jane Manfredi, Dodd Sledge, Elizabeth Carr, Edward Stopa, Petra Klinge Scientific Reports volume 9, Article number: 9978 (2019)
M. Connysson, M. Rhodin and A. Jansson (2019) Effects of horse housing system on energy balance during post-exercise. Animals, 9 (11), 976; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani9110976

A. Egenvall, A. Byström, L. Roepstorff, M. Rhodin, M. Weishaupt, R. van Weeren, H. Clayton. (2019) Withers vertical movement asymmetry in dressage horses walking in different head-neck positions with and without riders. Journal of Veterinary Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2019.10.010

F.M. Serra Bragança, C. Roepstorff, M. Rhodin, T. Pfau, P. R. van Weeren and L. Roepstorff (2019) Quantitative lameness assessment in the horse based on upper body movement symmetry: The effect of different filtering techniques on the quantification of motion symmetry. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bspc.2019.101674

E. Persson-Sjodin, E. Hernlund, T. Pfau, P. Haubro Andersen, K. Holm Forsström, M. Rhodin (2019). Effect of meloxicam treatment on movement asymmetry in riding horses in training. PlosOne. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221117

C. Ekstrand, U. Bondesson, E. Giving, M. Hedeland, C. Ingvast-Larsson, S. Jacobsen, M. Löfgren, L. Moen, M. Rhodin, T. Saetra and B. Ranheim (2019). Disposition and Effect of Intra-Articularly Administered Dexamethasone on Lipopolysaccharide Induced Equine Synovitis. Acta Vet Scand. Jun. 20;61(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s13028-019-0464-2.

Cokelaere, S.M.; Vindas Bolãnos, R.A.; Both, S.K.; Vullers, M., Korthagen, N.M.; van Weeren, P.R.; de Grauw, J.C. (2020). Nanofracturing: a new technique for bone marrow stimulation in equine cartilage repair, Pferdeheilkunde, 36 (2), pp. 100 – 106.


Pratt-Phillips SE, Olsen R, Geor R, Zirkle A, Moore A, Harkins C, Davis M.  Effect of reduced protein intake on endurance performance and water turnover during low intensity long duration exercise in Alaskan sled dogs.  Comp Ex Phys 2018: 14(1):  19-26.  doi.org/10.3920/CEP170024

Baker JA, Davis MS.  Effect of conditioning on exercise-induced hyperthermia and post-exercise cooling in dogs.  Comp Ex Phys 2018; 14(2):  91-97.  doi.org/10.3920/CEP170039

Stephens-Brown L, Davis M. Water requirements of canine athletes during multi-day exercise. J Vet Intern Med. 2018 May;32(3):1149-1154. PMC5980383/

Davis MS, Geor RJ, Williamson KK. Effect of Endurance Conditioning on Insulin-mediated Glucose Clearance in Dogs. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Jul 11.  PMID:30001223/

M A. Novoa-Bravo, K. J. Fegraeus, M. Rhodin, E. Strand, L. F. García, G. Lindgren (2018). Selection on the Colombian paso horse’s gaits has produced kinematic differences partly explained by the DMRT3 gene. PlosOne, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202584

A. Byström, L. Roepstorff, M. Rhodin, F. S. Bragança, M. T. Engell, E. Hernlund, E. Persson-Sjödin, R. van Weeren, M.A. Weishaupt and A. Egenvall. (2018) Lateral movement of the saddle relative to the equine spine in rising and sitting trot on a treadmill. PlosOne, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200534

M. Rhodin, A. Byström, L. Roepstorff, E. Hernlund, P. R. van Weeren, M.A. Weishaupt and A. Egenvall. (2018) Effect of different head and neck positions on kinematics of elite dressage horses ridden at walk. Comparative Exercise Physiology: 14 (2) – Pages: 69-78, https://doi.org/10.3920/CEP180002

Anna Byström, Agneta Egenvall, Lars Roepstorff, Marie Rhodin, Filipe S. Bragança, Elin Hernlund, René van Weeren, Michael A. Weishaupt, Hilary M. Clayton. (2018) Biomechanical Findings in Horses Showing Asymmetrical Vertical Excursions of the Withers at Walk. PlosOne, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204548

J. Vertz, D. Deblanc, M. Rhodin, T. Pfau. (2018) Effect of a unilateral hind limb orthotic lift on upper body movement symmetry in horses in trot. PlosOne, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199447

Clayton HM, Hampson A, Fraser P, White A, and Egenvall A. 2018. Rider stability improves when riding in a flapless saddle versus a conventional saddle. PlosOne 13(6): e0196960. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0196960

Hobbs SJ, Back W, Nauwelaerts S, Sinclair J, and Clayton HM. 2018. Sagittal plane fore hoof unevenness is associated with asymmetrical frontal plane force vectors in the hindlimbs. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0203134. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203134

Uldahl M and Clayton HM. 2018. Lesions related to the use of bits, nosebands, spurs and whips in Danish competition horses. Equine Veterinary Journal DOI: 10.1111/evj.12827

Rhodin M., Persson Sjodin E., Egenvall, A., Serra Bragança, F.M., Pfau, T., Roepstorff, L., Weishaupt M.A., Thomsen, M.H., van Weeren, P.R. and Hernlund. E. (2018) Vertical movement symmetry of the withers in horses with induced forelimb and hindlimb lameness at trot. Equine Veterinary Journal. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/evj.12844.

Dabbene I, Bullone M, Pagliara E, Gasparini M, Riccio B, Bertuglia A. Clinical findings and prognosis of interference injuries to the palmar aspect of the forelimbs in Standardbred racehorses: a study on 74 cases. Equine Vet J. 2018 Mar 30. doi: 10.1111/evj.12836. [Epub ahead of print]

Nauwelaerts S and Clayton HM. 2018. Comparison of three methods to obtain subject-specific inertial properties in equine limb segments. Journal of Morphology 279, 997-1007. DOI10. 1002/jmor.20829

Hobbs SJ, Robinson MA, and Clayton HM. 2018. A simple method of limb force vector analysis and its potential applications. Peer J 6:e4399. DOI 10.7717/peerj.4399

T. Pfau, M. F. Sepulveda Caviedes, R. McCarthy, L. Cheetham, B. Forbes, M. Rhodin. (2018) Comparison of visual lameness scores to gait asymmetry in racing Thoroughbreds during trot in-hand. Equine Veterinary Education, DOI: 10.1111/eve.12914. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/eve.12914?af=R.

Pfau, T., Noordwijk, K., Sepulveda Caviedes, M. F., Persson-Sjodin, E., Barstow, A., Forbes, B. and Rhodin, M. (2018), Head, withers and pelvic movement asymmetry and their relative timing in trot in racing Thoroughbreds in training. Equine Vet J, 50: 117-124. doi:10.1111/evj.12705


Miller B, Hamilton K, Boushel R, Williamson K, Laner V, Gnaiger E, Davis M.  Mitochondrial respiration in highly aerobic canines in the non-raced state and after a 1600-km sled dog race. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 26;12(4)  PMID:28445477

Clayton HM and Hobbs SJ. 2017. An exploration of strategies used by dressage horses to control moments around the center of mass when performing passage. PeerJ 5:e3866; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3866

Clayton HM, Smith B, and Egenvall A. 2017. Rein tension asymmetries when riding a horse simulator. Comparative Exercise Physiology 13, 237-242.

Nielsen B.D., Eckert S.M., Robison C.I., Mills J., Peters D., Pease A., Schott H.C. 2017. Daily omeprazole administration does not appear to affect bone health in mature horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 52, 101-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2017.03.154.

Clayton HM and Hobbs SJ. 2017. The role of biomechanical analysis of horse and rider in equitation science. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 190, 123-132. http://dx.doi.org.proxy1.cl.msu.edu/10.1016/j.applanim.2017.02.011

van Weeren, P. R., Pfau, T., Rhodin, M., Roepstorff, L., Serra Bragança, F. and Weishaupt, M. A. (2017), Do we have to redefine lameness in the era of quantitative gait analysis? Equine Vet J, 49: 567-569. doi:10.1111/evj.12715

Rhodin M, Egenvall A, Andersen PH, Pfau T. Head and pelvic movement asymmetries at trot in riding horses in training and perceived as free from lameness by the owner. PLOS ONE | https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176253 April 25, 2017.

Clayton, H.M. 2016. Horse Species Symposium: Biomechanics of equine performance. Journal of Animal Science 94, 4076-4086. doi:10.2527/jas2015-9990.


Davis MS, Willard MD, Day MJ, McCann J, Payton ME, Cummings SL Effect of Exercise on Gastric Health in Field Retrievers. Comp Ex Phys 2016; 12(1): 35-39.  doi.org/10.3920/CEP150036

Davis MS, Williamson KK. Gastritis and gastric ulcers in working dogs. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 2016; 3:30.  PMID:27092307

Egenvall, A., Roepstorff, L., Rhodin, M., Eisersiö, M., and Clayton, H.M. 2016. Maximum and minimum peaks in rein tension within canter strides. Journal of Veterinary Behaviour 13, 63-71.

Engell, M.T., Clayton, H.M., Egenvall, A., Weishaupt M.A. and Roepstorff, L. 2016. Posture and effects of elite riders when actively influencing the horse versus sitting passively at trot. Comparative Exercise Physiology 12, 27-33.

Hole, S., Manfredi, J. and Clayton, H.M. 2016. Dimensions of 65 extracted equine first premolar teeth. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 33, 157-159. DOI: 10.1177/0898756416675763.

Stack, J. D., Levingstone, T. J., Lalor, W., Sanders, R., Kearney, C., O’Brien, F. J., and David, F. (2016) Repair of large osteochondritis dissecans lesions using a novel multilayered tissue engineered construct in an equine athlete. J Tissue Eng Regen Med, doi: 10.1002/term.2173.

Engell, M.T., Hernlund, E., Egenvall, A., Clayton, H.M. and Roepstorff, L. 2016. Does foot pronation in unmounted horseback riders affect pelvic movement during walking? Comparative Exercise Physiology 11, 231-237.

Clayton HM. 2016. Core training and rehabilitation. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice 32, 49-71.

Adair HS 3rd, Marcellin-Little DJ, Levine D. Validity and repeatability of goniometry in normal horses. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2016 Apr 28;29(4). [Epub ahead of print]

Clayton, H.M. and Stubbs, N.C. 2016. Enthesophytosis and impingement of the dorsal spinous processes in the equine thoracolumbar spine. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 47, 9-15.

VanderBroek A, Stubbs NC, Hauptman J and Clayton HM. 2016. Osseous lesions of the synovial intervertebral articulations in the equine thoracolumbar spine. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 44, 67-73.

Hobbs, S.J., Bertram, J. and Clayton, H.M. 2016. The influence of diagonal dissociation and speed on locomotor parameters in trotting horses. PeerJ 4:e2190.

Memon MA, Shmalberg J, Adair III HS, Allweiler S, Bryan JN, Cantwell S, Carr E, Chrisman C, Egger CM, Greene S, Haussler, KK, Hershey B, Holyoak GR, Johnson M, Le Jeune S, Looney A, McConnico RS, Medina C, Morton AJ, Munsterman A, Nie GJ, Park N, Parsons-Doherty M, Perdrizet JA, Peyton JL, Raditic D, Ramirez HP, Saik J, Robertson S, Sleeper M, Van Dyke J and Wakshlag J. 2016. Integrative veterinary medical education and consensus guidelines for an integrative veterinary medicine curriculum within veterinary colleges. Open Vet. J. 6(1), 44-56.


Miller BF, Ehrlicher S, Drake JC, Peelor FF 3rd, Biela LM, Pratt-Phillips, S, Davis M, Hamilton KL. Assessment of protein synthesis in highly aerobic canine species at the onset and during exercise training. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Apr 1;118(7):811-7.  PMID:25614602

Huneycutt HW, Davis MS.  Effect of pre-exercise massage on exercise-induced muscle injury in dogs.  Comp Ex Phys 2015; 11(4): 245-248.  doi.org/10.3920/CEP150034

Pratt-Phillips S, Kutzner-Mulligan J, Davis MS.  Energy intake and expenditure of improvised explosive device detection dogs.  Comp Ex Phys 2015; 11(4): 249-254.  doi.org/10.3920/CEP150025

Clayton HM, Dyson S, Harris P, and Bondi A. 2015. Horses, saddles and riders: Applying the science. Equine Veterinary Education 27, 447-452.

David, F., Levingstone, T. J., Schneeweiss, W., de Swarte, M., Jahns, H., Gleeson, J. P., and O’Brien, F. J. (2015) Enhanced bone healing using collagen-hydroxyapatite scaffold implantation in the treatment of a large multiloculated mandibular aneurysmal bone cyst in a thoroughbred filly. J Tissue Eng Regen Med, 9: 1193-1199. doi: 10.1002/term.2006.

Gomes-Costa M, Castro M, Roupa I, Pequito M, Prazeres J, Gaivão M, Abrantes J, Clayton HM. 2015. The use of pressure plates for center of pressure analysis in Puro Sangue Lusitano horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 35, 315-320.

Clayton HM, Dyson S, Harris P, Bondi A. 2015. Horses, Saddles and Riders: Applying the Science. Equine Veterinary Education 27, 447-452.

Lewis K, Northrop A, Crook GM, Mather J, Martin JH, Holt D, Clayton HM, Roepstorff L, Peterson M and Hobbs SJ. 2015. Comparison of equipment used to measure shear properties in equine arena surfaces. Biosystems Engineering 137, 43-54.

Plasma vitamin D metabolites and C-reactive protein in stage-stop racing endurance sled dogs. Spoo JW, Downey RL, Griffitts C, Horst RJ, Levine CB, Childs RM, Wakshlag JJ. J Vet Intern Med. 2015 Mar-Apr;29(2):519-25. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12546.

Nauwelaerts S, Zarski L, Aerts P, Clayton HM. 2015. Effects of acceleration on gait measures tested in three horse gaits. Journal of Experimental Biology 218, 1453-1460.

Faramarzi B, McMicking H, Halland A, Kaneps A, Dobson H. Incidence of palmar process fractures of the distal phalanx and association with front hoof conformation in foals. Equine Vet J 2015;47(6):675-679.

McKenzie E, Marlin D. Biochemistry, nutrition and cardiorespiratory function of athletic horses. Equine Vet J 2015;47(3):254-256.

McKenzie EC, Di Concetto S, Payton ME, Arko M. Effect of dantrolene premedication on various cardiovascular and biochemical variables and the recovery in healthy isoflurane-anesthetized horses. Am J Vet Res 2015;76:293–301.