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and painful to the touch; the culprit was
thought to be bruising from some bodyslamming with other dogs in the house. It
manifested by the dog suddenly jumping
so flatly that he was knocking down rails
and refusing the A-frame and dogwalk.

down toward the stifle have cooled down
after the acupuncture treatment. Note that
even though this dog has a thicker hair
coat (a common criticism of thermal accuracy), usable images were still attained.

Using Thermal Imaging
to Monitor Treatment
Often I use thermal imaging to monitor
acupuncture or chiropractic treatments.
Here are two pictures, before and after
acupuncture treatment for hip problems
in an aging avalanche dog; note how in just
half an hour (the photos are time-marked)
the warmer areas around the left hip and

In Conclusion
Thermal imaging can give performance
and working dog trainers and caretakers (including their veterinarians) a new
tool for not only diagnosing an existing
soft tissue injury, but actually catching
problems in the early stages. To a sports
medicine practitioner, those early stages
of injury are when problems are easier to
address with less time off and less potential for long-term or serious tissue damage. High-drive dogs can be difficult in
that way because many won’t tell us that
they have an issue cooking until they are
already three-legged or can’t move their
necks or backs. Thermal imaging either
as a regular part of maintenance or even
when an animal is “ADR” (ain’t doin’
right) can provide significant clues. It
shows us “what we didn’t know we didn’t
know.” The abnormal temperature hints
of cool or warm may not tell exactly what
the problem is, but in properly trained
hands attached to a thinking mind, it can
identify where to start looking. This not
only saves time and money (by not having
to x-ray or ultrasound everything), but it
can also point out compensation stress
points that can be addressed early-on with
massage, stretching, chiropractic, acupuncture, or rehabilitation therapies. D

After receiving her veterinary degree from Purdue University in 1986, Dr. Henneman completed certification in veterinary acupuncture (IVAS) in 1991 and veterinary
chiropractic (AVCA) in 1993. She is only one of 15 veterinarians in the US to hold advanced veterinary acupuncture certification. Her practice covers all of the US and
exclusively involves the use of integrative therapies in chronic disease and sports medicine (equine/canine). Dr. Henneman has worked closely with SAR, police, and
competitive dogs and their handlers for over 15 years and she organized the security animal sports medicine center at the 2002 Winter Olympics, incorporating thermal
imaging and integrative therapies. As well as speaking at numerous conferences and writing for magazines and textbooks, she continues to be a trail veterinarian for
the Iditarod Sled Dog race.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run - July 2013

Clean Run - July 2013
Contents
Editorializing: “Internationalization” and Course Design Trends
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility
Backyard Dogs
Knowledge Equals Speed! Handling Positions: What Do They Mean to the Dog
Focus in the Ring Is Not Just for Dogs!
The 10-Minute Trainer
Power Paws Drills: Serp City
Thermal Imaging for the Agility Dog
Trainer/Student, Coach/Athlete
Channel Weaves Modified
The Judge’s Debriefing
Training with the Stars: Jenn Crank
The Construction Zone: Weatherproof 2x2 Weave Pole Bases
Look! Teaching Dogs Where to Focus
Busting the Myths: You Can Talk, You Can Smile, You Can Have Fun!
Out Spot Out! Teaching Independent Obstacle Performance, Part 4
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Contents
Clean Run - July 2013 - 4
Clean Run - July 2013 - Editorializing: “Internationalization” and Course Design Trends
Clean Run - July 2013 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run - July 2013 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility
Clean Run - July 2013 - Backyard Dogs
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Clean Run - July 2013 - 10
Clean Run - July 2013 - Knowledge Equals Speed! Handling Positions: What Do They Mean to the Dog
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Focus in the Ring Is Not Just for Dogs!
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Clean Run - July 2013 - The 10-Minute Trainer
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Power Paws Drills: Serp City
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Thermal Imaging for the Agility Dog
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Trainer/Student, Coach/Athlete
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Clean Run - July 2013 - The Judge’s Debriefing
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Training with the Stars: Jenn Crank
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Clean Run - July 2013 - The Construction Zone: Weatherproof 2x2 Weave Pole Bases
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Look! Teaching Dogs Where to Focus
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Clean Run - July 2013 - Busting the Myths: You Can Talk, You Can Smile, You Can Have Fun!
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