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Visual Assessment of Lameness: Limitations and Pitfalls

Visual Assessment of Lameness: Limitations and Pitfalls

By Nancy Loving Nancy S. Loving, DVM, Loving Equine Clinic | Updated on | NS Loving, Objective vs. Subjective Opinion

There has been a long-standing discussion amongst many equine veterinarians about the confidence they feel using the naked eye to evaluate and assess lame horses.  Many feel certain that they have a keen eye and can discern even subtle gait asymmetries, and think that there is little need for objective assessment using inertial sensor modalities. A recent webinar presented by Maarten Oosterlinck, DVM, PhD, DECVSMR, DECVS and Sandra Starke, BSc, MSc, PhD cited interesting data on how such self-assessed confidence in visual assessment may not be all it seems. At the start of the discussion, Oosterlinck notes that it...

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An Open Letter to Veterinary Colleagues

An Open Letter to Veterinary Colleagues

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Andy Wolter Andy Wolter, Equinosis CEO | Updated on | A Wolter, KG Keegan

Introduction From Andy Wolter, CEO, Equinosis: Dear reader, Nearly every day there is a reason I am optimistic about the future of science & objectivity in equine veterinary medicine.  But, now and again, I am reminded of how far we still have to go. Reading a 2020 article titled “Is the use of objective gait analysis inevitable?” seems like debating whether the Earth really is flat – if you just keep your feet on ground.  The evidence on objective measurement is in, and it is irrefutable. A lack of education is certainly at play for many detractors of science.  But...

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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

What Are You Trying to Measure?