Research Papers

I wanted to provide an educational section for individuals.  Listed here are Research Papers that I have found to be interesting.   I spend many hours searching for and reading research papers.  I always seek to improve ways that I raise and train my dogs, so reviewing research study paper provides excellent opportunity for education.  I may or may not agree totally with every article but wanted to share the article.
Survey of the Use and outcome of confrontational and non-confrontational training methods in client-owned dogs showing undesired behaviors Meghan E. Herron , DVM, DACVB Clinical Assistant Professor - Behavioral Medicine at The Ohio State University
Abstract: Prior to seeking the counsel of a veterinary behaviorist many dog owners have attempted behavior modification techniques ...
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Feeding Large-Breed Puppies Jennifer Larsen, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Abstract: Growth is a physiologically demanding process that requires that requires adequate amount of energy as well as optimal intake of essential nutrients. Key nutritional factors...
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Diffuse osteopenia and myelopathy in a puppy fed a diet composed of an organic premix and raw ground beef Mark B. Taylor, MA, DVM
Case Description - An 8-month-old Shetland Sheepdog was evaluated because of the sudden onset of signs of neck pain...
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Current Knowledge about the risks and benefits of raw meat-based diets for dogs and cats Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN; Marjorie L. Chandler, DVM, MS, DACVN, DACVIM; Beth A. Hamper, DVM, PhD, DACVN; Lisa P. Weeth, DVM, DACVN
The feeding of RMBDs to dogs and cats has received increasing attention in recent years. The American Animal Hospital Association, AVMA, and Canadian Veterinary Medical Association have adopted statements discouraging the inclusion of raw or under cooked animal source protein in dog and cat diets.
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Feeding practices of dog breeders in the United States and Canada Kevin M. Connolly, PhD; Cailin R. Heinze, VMD, MS; Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, PhD
Objective: To determine the proportion of dog breeders who fed diets meeting the Association
of American Feed Control Officials regulations for nutritional adequacy for reproduction
and growth and to investigate factors that influenced feeding practices of breeders.
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