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Eye on Objectivity: Spring 2022 Letter from the CEO

Eye on Objectivity: Spring 2022 Letter from the CEO

By Andy Wolter Andy Wolter, Equinosis CEO | Updated on | A Wolter, Multiple Limb Lameness

Dear Reader, Diagnosis of multiple limb lameness can be one of the most challenging processes our customers face. Although measuring lameness with our technology is easy, getting to its correct source under a confounding presentation is not. This entire edition of Eye on Objectivity (EoO) is dedicated to understanding what we see, what we measure, and the often-complex relationships between the cause of lameness and how it is expressed in the trotting quadruped.  We hope this special edition serves as a reference guide you keep and can review before evaluating a tricky case.   Using the Principle of Parsimony (known...

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Motion Sensor Technology: Advancing Racehorse Safety One Step at a Time

Motion Sensor Technology: Advancing Racehorse Safety One Step at a Time

By Sarah E Coleman Sarah E. Coleman, The Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director | Updated on | Horse Racing, Racehorse, Racetrack, Racing, S Coleman, Thoroughbred Racing

LEXINGTON, KY - The Sixth Annual Tex Cauthen Farrier, Veterinarian and Researcher Seminar was held on January 23, 2022 at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center on the University of Kentucky campus. Focused on “Protecting the horse, the hoof and the biomechanics of the hind limb,” the day-long seminar was open to both in-person and online attendees.  Equinosis Q inventor Dr. Kevin Keegan, in his third year speaking at the seminar, provided an update on the development of the tool and studies, reiterating why the technology has become increasingly important as pressure mounts on the racing industry to provide...

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Bridging the Past to New Technologies

Bridging the Past to New Technologies

By Nancy Loving Nancy S. Loving, DVM, Loving Equine Clinic | Updated on | Horse Racing, NS Loving, Racehorse, Racetrack, Racing

There have been some giants in the equine veterinary industry who have paved the way for following generations of veterinary professionals.  In a recent interview, one of those pioneers -- Dr. Ron Genovese -- graciously shared his insights from 56 years in the practice of lameness diagnosis.  His story is an example of how new techniques and technology can combine with a lifetime of veterinary experience to improve a practitioner’s skill and ultimately lead to products as novel as The Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator developed by Dr. Kevin Keegan. Genovese grew up riding Thoroughbred racehorses, so he naturally gravitated...

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Have Attitudes Toward Using the Equinosis Q in Pre-Purchase Exams Changed?

Have Attitudes Toward Using the Equinosis Q in Pre-Purchase Exams Changed?

By Sarah E Coleman Sarah E. Coleman, The Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director | Updated on | Horse Racing, PPE, Pre-Purchase, Pre-Purchase Exams, Prepurchase, Racehorse, Racetrack, Racing, S Coleman

The Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator has become a more readily accepted diagnostic tool for detecting lameness, both subtle and overt, in the 11 years since its commercial launch. Though respected as a modality to ensure the health and wellness of competition and racehorses, some veterinarians are hesitant to use the tool during pre-purchase exams (PPE). This trend was apparent during a survey conducted by Equinosis in 2019, but what, if anything, has changed? No. of PPEs Performed Per Month (64 respondents) In a recent poll of Equinosis Q users, 64 practicing veterinarians responded. 22 vets (34%) performed...

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Eye on Objectivity: Spring 2022 Letter from the CEO

Motion Sensor Technology: Advancing Racehorse Safety One Step at a Time

Bridging the Past to New Technologies

Have Attitudes Toward Using the Equinosis Q in Pre-Purchase Exams Changed?

Sensing Serious Injury: What Can Motion Detection Devices Tell Us About Horse Health?

Step 1 - What Are You Trying to Measure?

Why Doctors Reject Tools That Make Their Jobs Easier

Acceptance & Resistance of Lameness Measurement – Seasoned Lameness Experts Sound Off

Visual Assessment of Lameness: Limitations and Pitfalls

An Open Letter to Veterinary Colleagues

When Subjective Opinion Disagrees with Inertial Sensor Measurements

An Inside Look At Objective Evaluation: All-Access Investigation of the Equinosis Q

Man with Machine Versus Man Without Machine: Debunking the Myths

Redefine Lameness? Accommodating the Layman’s Perspective on Lameness