The instrumented zebris treadmill system CanidGait–
simple analysis and documentation of gait anomalies among dogs
The treadmill system CanidGait brings zebris Medical GmbH’s years of experience in the field of biomechanical gait analysis to the world of veterinary medicine.
A complete diagnosis of dogs’ gait can be carried out without any further preparation.
The simple-to-operate PC analysis software provides scientifically sound and valid gait parameters - after automatic or manual as-signing of the limbs.
The system consists of a treadmill equipped with acalibrated pressure sensor matrix and one or several synchronised cameras.
Gait disorders in dogs, such as those which may arise due to changes or injuries to the musculoskeletal system, are accurately analysed and permit targeted treatment in daily clinical Praxis.
The system reveals functional deficits that are difficult to detect with the naked eye, thus permitting
an early diagnosis of incipient lameness.
The analysis report presents the contact forces and pressure distribution pattern of each paw overlayed with the rolling line showing the trajectory of its center of pressure during the movement. The gait parameters (step lengths, length of the gait cycle, speed, cadence, stance and swing phase distribution) are presented in an easily-readable table with numerical values and bar graphs.
The course of the body’s centres of gravity yields valuable information regarding symmetry and stability of gait.
The report provides an easy way to see the gait type by showing the contact force curves for each leg,
and the cross-leg diagram with the footfall patterns.