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Canine collars: an investigation of collar type and the forces applied to a simulated neck model

Carter, Anne J.; Roshier, Amanda L.; McNally, Donal S.

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Anne J. Carter

Amanda L. Roshier



Abstract

Background Dog collars have the potential to cause harm when the dog pulls on the lead. This study aimed to determine the effects of collar type and force applied using the lead, on the pressure on a simulated neck model. Methods Seven collars and a slip lead were tested on a canine neck model. This consisted of a plastic cylinder 'neck', with a pressure sensor beneath the collar. A range of forces were applied to the lead representing different interactions: firm pull (40N), strong pull (70N), and jerk (mean force 141N). Contact area of the collar and pressure on the neck were recorded. Results Collars exerted a pressure of between 83kPa and 832kPa on the model neck. There was a significant effect of collar type (F(7)=25.69, p

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 17, 2020
Journal Veterinary Record
Electronic ISSN 2042-7670
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Carter, A. J., Roshier, A. L., & McNally, D. S. (2020). Canine collars: an investigation of collar type and the forces applied to a simulated neck model. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.105681
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.105681
Keywords dog collar; injury; training; pressure -2-
Publisher URL https://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/early/2020/04/17/vr.105681

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