Since August 2013 the Veterinary Faculty runs an own bi-planar fluoroscopic gait lab, suited for small and large animals. Bi-planar fluoroscopic kinematography is the technique of choice when assessing joint kinematics in vivo. Both markerless and markerbased tracking of the bones are available, allowing application of the technique both in basic and clinical research. more

These are the first in-vivo analysis of normal and dysplatic canine elbow joints. Comparing normal dogs to dysplastic dogs reveals that there is substantial rotatory instability between the humerus and the radio-ulnar joint cup. This abnormal motion is probably the cause of mechanical overload of the medial cornoid process, an area where fragmentation and abrasion of the joint surface occurs most commonly in dysplastic canine elbows. more

First in vivo kinematics of the canine stifle following TPLO (tibia plateau leveling osteotomy), TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement) or lateral suture stabilization (LSS). more

This is worldwide the largest study on canine locomotion, contucted by Prof. Dr. Martin S. Fischer at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. The obervations made on 327 dogs from 32 breeds has been summarized in the book "Dogs in motion". This book is availabe in English (Dogs in Motion) and German (Hunde in Bewegung). more