There is widespread concern for inadequate Vitamin D concentration in the human population. In particular a large body of research exists showing evidence for increased performance with increased Vitamin D status as well as a host of issues, from decreased performance, injury to infection, that are associated with decreased Vitamin D concentrations. Research has shown that in certain diseased states canines follow human trends of decreased Vitamin D concentrations. In this lecture we examine Vitamin D, the existing research in human athletes and look at a population of racing sled dogs and evaluate the Vitamin D status changes that occur over the course of an endurance event.
Presentation by: Joe Spoo, DVM, CCRT
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Dr. Joe Spoo is a 2001 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is currently a resident in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and practices full-time with a focus on the canine athlete. He recently remodeled his practice at Best Care Pet Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and added a canine rehabilitation facility — the only one in a tri-state region. Dr. Spoo has a passion for the canine athlete. In addition to his practice responsibilities he has an active consulting business serving sporting dog owners and the sporting dog industry with a focus in the pet food industry. He also manages a website (www.gundogdoc.com), a comprehensive resource for all things gundog related. Dr. Spoo is active in the sporting dog world and hunts and competes with the three canine athletes in his life
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