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The Importance of Stabilizing the Lameness

The Importance of Stabilizing the Lameness

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Updated on | KG Keegan, Stabilizing Lameness

Before the availability of body-mounted inertial sensors, I failed to recognize that the clinical sign of lameness was frequently not displayed by the horse clearly (outside of reference ranges) and/or consistently (with low variability) when first examined; that is, when first pulled out of the stall or trailer for examination. Two different observations, coupled with clinical impressions over the years, have caused me now to think that this is actually a common phenomenon. A rough guess is that in about 1 out of 4 cases, the horse fails to display clear or consistent lameness signs. In research projects...

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The Importance of Stabilizing the Lameness