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Hey agility folk! If you have/had an agility dog who has ever experienced any type of toe problem then you are probably eligible to participate in this research study. The study is designed to 1) identify potential risk factors for injuries, and 2) analyze the return to athletic performance of dogs who had one or more toes amputated for any reason. The goal of this research is to provide agility enthusiasts with information about common toe problems in the sport and to provide veterinarians (and dog owners!) with information to assist with decision-making in amputation situations. Your dog will not be examined if you participate. All agility dogs are eligible, regardless of whether the injury/problem occurred during agility or whether the dog returned to agility after recovery. All types of toe problems (injury, disease, infection, tumor, etc.) are eligible. For additional information you can visit the webpage here: Clinical Studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine If your dog is eligible, the online survey can be found here: Agility Dog Toe Problem Survey. The questionnaire takes approximately 3-5 minutes to complete for dogs who were not treated with an amputation, and 15 minutes to complete for dogs who had one or more toes amputated. Feel free to pass this information along to your contacts and let me know if you have any questions (by posting here, PM, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org). And for good measure, here's a recent picture of Dazzle (who is still competing and doing well, although she is nearly deaf now) for those who remember her. Thanks!
i need some suggestions of what you know people/vet do in this kind of cases. We have a 6 year old BC; he was licking his paw/leg in the middle of it. after lots of research, we found out he has a broken toe (the second of the 5 toes) with a callus. As he never complained nor limped, and he never showed pain (it doesn't mean he has or not, because he always keeps everything for his inside), we don't know when he fractured his toe, it may be years or not. The vet told us that the fracture weld only in one side, and, as there is a line on the x- ray, that part isn't weld. If the fracture is new (he think it is not probable), it can be weld convert all in one bone and all be ok. If it is old, he doesn't expect it will weld and, when that line with cartilague, support some efforts and on that efforts/movements, the dog may suffer. Also he think what he licked in the middle of the same leg is because of a nerve connected to his toe. If that is the case he want to amputate his toe. We live in southamerica and they are not used to treat working dogs, but the dog that sits by the armchair to see TV. I don't have problem to amputate his toe if it is the best for him, but i am not sure what it is done in first world (I put links of what I found on internet). If I accept and make a mistake i can't return his toe later, there won't be a return path to old situation. I need to know what people knows/experience many thanks i am adding his x rays, links i read; http://cal.vet.upenn.edu/projects/saortho/chapter_38/38mast.htm http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/topic/6230-broken-toe/ http://cal.vet.upenn.edu/projects/saortho/chapter_26/26mast.htm#fractsphalanges http://www.caninesports.com/uploads/1/5/3/1/15319800/dewclawexplanation_rev_apr_10_2013.pdf