COAST combines both veterinarian and pet owner evaluations of the patient to determine the full
impact of the disease on the dog.
Potential benefits of implementing COAST:
‘at risk’ dogs
COAST incorporates pet owner input from any appropriate clinical metrology instrument (CMI).
The Liverpool Osteoarthritis in Dogs index (LOAD), developed by the University of Liverpool and exclusively distributed by Elanco, is regarded as one of the most comprehensively validated CMIs for canine OA 2-5. The Elanco Orthopedic Health Assistant can directly incorporate LOAD online into the COAST assessment digitally.
COAST has been developed by a group of specialists in small animal orthopedics, anesthesia and pain management from a wide geographical area.1
To read the full paper from the COAST development group click here