ABSTRACT: An examination of the pathophysiology of canine cranial cruciate ligament injury, for both acute and chronic presentations, describing the stages and modes of repair, and the use of hydrotherapy as a rehabilitation tool. Conclusions favour of the use of hydrotherapy as a beneficial, enjoyable and cost-effective rehabilitation tool, and as an excellent vehicle during the transition between the weak, post-operative and the fully rehabilitated state.


Sairead Wild BSc (Hons), RVN

Sairead graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge in 2016, with a first-class BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour She currently works at the Old Golfhouse Veterinary Group in Watton, Norfolk, and has a special interest in infection control.

Email: sairead.wild@cvsvets.com

Keywords: Clinical, Hydrotherapy, Canine cranial 

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 32 (08) • August 2017 pp228-234

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