Project

The role of biomechanical loading in the development of canine osteochondrosis

Duration
01 March 2013 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
osteochondrosis musculoskeletal model canine subchondral bone biomechanics computed tomograhy
 
Project description

This research project is a combination of in vivo evaluation of subchondral bone density using computer tomographic osteoabsorptiometry and evaluation of aricular stresses using bimechanical modelling techniques (breed-specific musculoskeletal models and finite element modelling). The density and stress distributions will be correlated to the localisation of osteochondrosis lesions in dogs.