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

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

By Sarah E Coleman Sara E. Coleman, The Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director | Updated on | S Coleman

Researchers update progress and new findings at the 5th Annual Tex Cauthen Memorial Seminar. By Sara E. Coleman Increased attention has been given to racehorse welfare in recent years, with key players working diligently to determine the best ways to keep these athletes safe and sound. Held virtually, the fifth annual Tex Cauthen Memorial Seminar brought farriers, veterinarians and researchers together to discuss racetrack safety and the use of motion-sensor technologies to monitor racehorse health, among a variety of other equine issues.  It has become increasingly evident that serious injuries and catastrophic breakdowns of racehorses do not appear from nowhere;...

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Step 1 - What Are You Trying to Measure?

Step 1 - What Are You Trying to Measure?

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Updated on | Editorial, KG Keegan, Objective vs. Subjective Opinion

Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons I often get asked by colleagues and fellow equine lameness investigators to compare inertial sensors to other methods of objective lameness measurement. My question in return is, “What are you trying to measure?" In my honest opinion, if you are only interested in measuring lameness in horses, for whatever reason, then the only way to do it practically today is with body-mounted inertial sensors. If you are interested in measuring something else, for example rider position on the horse, limb movement effects with shoeing, or if you are interested...

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Why Doctors Reject Tools That Make Their Jobs Easier

Why Doctors Reject Tools That Make Their Jobs Easier

By Gina Siddiqui Gina Siddiqui, MD | Updated on | G SIDDIQUI

From the thermometer’s invention onward, physicians have feared—incorrectly—that new technology would make their jobs obsolete.  BY GINA SIDDIQUI, MD ON OCT 15, 2018  I want to tell you about a brouhaha in my field over a “new” medical discipline three hundred years ago. Half my fellow doctors thought it weighed them down and wanted nothing to do with it. The other half celebrated it as a means for medicine to finally become modern, objective and scientific. The discipline was thermometry, and its controversial tool a glass tube used to measure body temperature called a thermometer.  This all began in 1717, when Daniel...

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

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

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

Wellness exams and lameness evaluations often pose challenges for equine practitioners to pin down the root of a horse’s problem. Get it right and the client is forever indebted and is quick to voice confidence in your skills. Get it wrong, and they may abandon your practice and look elsewhere for veterinary expertise.  Yet, in today’s diagnostic armamentarium, there is a powerful tool that has the potential to increase not just client confidence in your expertise but also your own confidence in developing a diagnosis. Inertial sensor systems provide an objective analysis of a horse’s gait. Despite access...

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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