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Pressure distribution under three different types of harnesses used for guide dogs.
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PMID:  24360734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of this study was to evaluate the pressure distribution under three different types of harnesses used for guide dogs (designated H1, H2 and H3). The dogs (n=8) led a trainer through a course including a range of exercises (straight line, curve left, curve right, upstairs and downstairs). All dogs were clinically sound and showed no sign of lameness. The pressures beneath the harnesses were determined by sensor strips and related to the gait. In all harnesses, the highest pressures were found in the right sternal region (H1 2.02±0.6N/cm(2); H2 1.76±0.4N/cm(2); H3 1.14±0.5N/cm(2)). In all other regions, the pressures were in the range of 0-1.32N/cm(2). The right and left sternal regions were almost constantly loaded. Contrary to previous assumptions, the back regions had minimal loading. This investigation demonstrated that there were significant differences among the harnesses.
C Peham; S Limbeck; K Galla; B Bockstahler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2971     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9706281     Medline TA:  Vet J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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