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Means & Standard Deviations: An Overview & Practical Application to Lameness Locator® Reports

Means & Standard Deviations: An Overview & Practical Application to Lameness Locator® Reports

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Updated on | Data Interpretation, KG Keegan, Lameness Metrics, Locked, Standard Deviations

Even a normal (non-lame) gait has considerable stride by stride variability, that can be further exacerbated by surface characteristics, environmental distractions, horse behavior, and other factors. This makes it necessary to collect and analyze many strides to accurately characterize lameness. To reach an appropriate conclusion and quantification, do not depend on only a few strides. At least 25 strides (more if the horse is misbehaving) should be collected and analyzed for straight line evaluations using the Q with Lameness Locator®. Lameness Locator® measures the Diff Max and Diff Min Head and Diff Max and Diff Min Pelvis for...

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Means & Standard Deviations: An Overview & Practical Application to Lameness Locator® Reports