Additive manufactured (computer designed and 3D printed) titanium orthopaedic plates are gaining popularity in the veterinary industry, and have some advantages when it comes to patient-specific limb alignment surgeries, however while they have a greater bending strength than conventionally manufactured titanium plates, they are more prone to cyclic failure in a shorter fatigue period. Careful selection of their use on a case/patient-specific basis is recommended.
After a couple of successful events in Invercargill, HPNZ decided to take Dogs Day Out north, all the way to Tauranga on 7th & 8th of October.
Thanks to everyone who came and visited us at the NZVA Conference, and a special congratulations to the winners of our silent auctions who raised over $450 for HPNZ research!
Alistair Stockdill - Tauhou/Wax-eye
Laura Dodds - Takahe
Rose Gillis - Mt Cook
This is the question Professor Andrew Worth is setting to out answer to help orthopeadic surgeons understand whether a custom-printed 3D titanium plate is as strong as an equivalent off the shelf titanium bone plate.
We’re thrilled to have been invited to be a charity partner with the 4 Paws Marathon team. This awesome event is the brainchild of Dr John Molloy who wants to encourage us humans look after our health through exercise with our dogs - to the benefit of both!
Saturday 18th March was the official Queenstown Lakes District Dog Walk, hosted by the Queenstown Lakes District Counil, held on the foreshore of Lake Whakatipu at Frankton Domain.
The very first project funded under the Human-Animal Bond grant, kindly support by Royal Canin, has finally reached its conclusion, and we’re very pleased to be able to bring you the summary of findings.
The latest study to be funded under the Human-Animal Bond grant seeks to understand what constitutes a positive experience for the dogs when it comes to dog-handler interactions by measuring their oxytocin levels during various interactions. Hopefully this will help educate anyone interacting with dogs, including owners, on how we can do better and reduce the incidence of behavioural disorders.