João Carlos Agostinho Alves

João Carlos Agostinho Alves

Animal Biosciencies, Integrated no MED
Animal Biosciencies
Integrated no MED

About

João Alves graduated from the University of Lisbon in 2012 and has since worked at the Portuguese Gendarmerie with their police working dogs, focusing on sports medicine and rehabilitation.

He obtained his PhD in 2021 from the University of Évora, focused on intra-articular management modalities for osteoarthritis.

He is an author and co-author of dozens of scientific papers, mainly on canine sports medicine and rehabilitation.

Present Research
  • Dog
  • Exercise
  • Sports Medicine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • Rehabilitation
Research Interests
  • Pain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Dog
  • Exercise
  • Sports Medicine
  • Osteoarthritis

Personal Information

Institutional Emailalves.jca@gnr.pt

Publications

CategoryPublication
Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Bennett J, Sunday J, Calosi P, Villalobos F, Martínez B, Molina-Venegas R, Araújo M, Algar A, Clusella-Trullas S, Hawkins B, Keith S, Kühn I, Rahbek C, Rodríguez L, Singer A, Morales-Castilla I, Olalla-Tárraga M. 2021. The evolution of critical thermal limits of life on Earth. Nature Communications 12. 10.1038/s41467-021-21263-8Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves, J, Santos, A, Jorge, P, Lavrador, C, Carreira, L. 2020. A report on the use of a single intra-articular administration of autologous platelet therapy in a naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis model - a preliminary study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 21. 10.1186/s12891-020-3140-9Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves JC, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira LM. 2021. orrection: The intra-articular administration of triamcinolone hexacetonide in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Its effects in a naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis model. PLOS ONE 16:e0248082. 10.1371/journal.pone.0248082Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves JC, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira LM. 2021. Intraarticular triamcinolone hexacetonide, stanozolol, Hylan G-F 20 and platelet concentrate in a naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis model. Scientific Reports 11. 10.1038/s41598-021-82795-zResearch Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves JC, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira LM. 2020. Clinical and diagnostic imaging findings in police working dogs referred for hip osteoarthritis. BMC Veterinary Research 16. 10.1186/s12917-020-02647-2Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves JC, Santos A, Jorge P. 2021. Platelet-rich plasma therapy in dogs with bilateral hip osteoarthritis. BMC Veterinary Research 17. 10.1186/s12917-021-02913-xResearch Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves JC, Jorge P, Santos A. 2021. The effect of photobiomodulation therapy on the management of chronic idiopathic large-bowel diarrhea in dogs. Lasers in Medical Science. 10.1007/s10103-021-03469-wResearch Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves JC, Jorge P, Santos A. 2021. A survey on the prevalence of diarrhea in a Portuguese population of police working dogs. BMC Veterinary Research 17. 10.1186/s12917-021-02920-yResearch Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira M. 2020. he intra-articular administration of triamcinolone hexacetonide in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Its effects in a naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis model. PLOS ONE 16(2):e0248082.Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira LM. 2020. Thermographic imaging of police working dogs with bilateral naturally occurring hip osteoarthritis. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 62. 10.1186/s13028-020-00558-8Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira LM. 2021. Intra-articular Injections With Either Triamcinolone Hexacetonide, Stanozolol, Hylan G-F 20, or a Platelet Concentrate Improve Clinical Signs in Police Working Dogs With Bilateral Hip Osteoarthritis. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 7. 10.3389/fvets.2020.609889Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira LM. 2021. Effect of a single intra-articular high molecular weight hyaluronan in a naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis model: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 16. 10.1186/s13018-021-02423-4Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira L. 2021. Evaluation of digital thermography imaging to assess and monitor treatment of police working dogs with naturally occurring hip osteoarthritis. BMC Veterinary Research 17. 10.1186/s12917-021-02876-zResearch Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira L. 2021. Comparison of clinical and radiographic signs of hip osteoarthritis in contralateral hip joints of fifty working dogs. PLOS ONE 16:e0248767. 10.1371/journal.pone.0248767Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira L. 2020. A Pilot Study on the Efficacy of a Single Intra-Articular Administration of Triamcinolone Acetonide, Hyaluronan, and a Combination of Both for Clinical Management of Osteoarthritis in Police Working Dogs. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 7. 10.3389/fvets.2020.512523Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Santos A, Jorge P, Pitães A. 2021. The use of soluble fibre for the management of chronic idiopathic large-bowel diarrhoea in police working dogs. BMC Veterinary Research 17. 10.1186/s12917-021-02809-wResearch Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Santos A, Jorge P, Lafuente M. 2020. Changes in physiological, haematological and biochemical parameters in police working dogs during a treadmill incremental exercise test. Comparative Exercise Physiology 16:387-394. 10.3920/cep200016Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Jorge P, Santos A. 2021. Comparison of two mesotherapy protocols in the management of back pain in police working dogs: a retrospective study. Topics in Companion Animal Medicine100519. 10.1016/j.tcam.2021.100519Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves JCA, Santos AMMP dos, Jorge PIF, Lavrador CFTVB, Carreira LMA. 2021. Management of Osteoarthritis Using 1 Intra-articular Platelet Concentrate Administration in a Canine Osteoarthritis Model. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. January 2021. 10.1177/0363546520981558Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Lourenço,P., Teodoro AC, Gonçalves JA, Honrado JP, Cunha M, Sillero N. 2021. Assessing the performance of different OBIA software approaches for mapping invasive alien plants along roads with remote sensing data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 95, 2021, 102263. 10.1016/j.jag.2020.102263Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves JC, Santos AM, Jorge PI, Lafuente P. 2020. A protocol for the determination of the maximal lactate steady state in working dogs. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 60(6):942. DOI:10.23736/S0022-4707.20.10305-0Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies

Peer-Reviewed and Indexed Journals

Alves J, Santos A, Jorge P, Lavrador C, Carreira L. 2020. A report on the use of a single intra-articular administration of autologous platelet therapy in a naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis model - a preliminary study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 21. DOI:10.1186/s12891-020-3140-9Research Group involved: Animal Biosciencies