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Why Lunging Can Complicate An Evaluation: The Effects Of Torso Tilt, Surface, and Lameness

Why Lunging Can Complicate An Evaluation: The Effects Of Torso Tilt, Surface, and Lameness

By Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | Locked, LT Schroeder, Lunging, Lunging Complications, OES Members Only, Surface Determination

Lunging is a common component of many veterinarians’ lameness evaluations.  With the increased sensitivity of inertial sensors, lameness is often measurable in the straight line even if not visible subjectively. However, lunging can be necessary to lateralize a bilateral lameness, is helpful to stabilize a lameness, and may offer additional insight to the clinical picture, for instance observing whether the lameness is worse on the inside or outside of the circle.  While the established thresholds, or reference ranges, were determined for straight line evaluations only, the Equinosis Q can be used for lunging, yet the veterinarian must be aware of...

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Why Lunging Can Complicate An Evaluation: The Effects Of Torso Tilt, Surface, and Lameness