AGILITY 2: Injuries in Agility Dogs/Health Needs Assessment.

Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand Veterinarians, Veterinary Techs, Veterinary Staff, Student 1.0

Live Webinar Recorded: Wed, August 10th, 2022 

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Course Description:

An overview of the types of injuries that are most common in agility dogs. How frequently do they occur? What are the general risk factors for injury? What types of injuries are most common? What are the chances of return to competition after a serious injury? How can the veterinarian maximize those chances for return to athletic activity? Discussion of survey results to provide insights into the biggest health concerns of today’s competitors. From what sources do agility competitors get health information? How much do they trust their veterinarian?

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Dr Arielle Pechette Markley
Arielle Pechette Markley 
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Veterinarian
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center 
Dr Abigail Shoben
Abigail Shoben 
Associate Professor of Biostatics
The Ohio State University
  1. Dr. Arielle Pechette Markley is a Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation veterinarian at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. She graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed certification in veterinary pain acupuncture, pain management (IVAPM), and canine rehabilitation (Canine Rehabilitation Institute). In 2018 Dr. Pechette Markley moved to The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center to help start their Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation program. Research interests include biomechanics, pathophysiology, prevention. and treatment of sport-specific injuries in dogs competing in agility competitions. She currently competes in agility with her 2-year-old Border Collie, Jax. Her research profile may be found at this link.
  2. Dr. Abigail Shoben is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. She completed her PhD in biostatistics at the University of Washington and has been at Ohio State since 2010. She teaches courses in clinical trial design and analysis of longitudinal data and investigates statistical methods to improve the design and analysis of cluster randomized trials. She has active research collaborations in a variety of areas but is especially enthusiastic about collaboration in agility research due to her interest in dog sports. She has trained and competed in multiple dog sports with her dogs (Toby, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and Echo, a Golden Retriever) and currently teaches agility to youth in 4-H. More information about her research can be found at this link.

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