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Eye on Objectivity: Summer 2022 - Letter from the CEO

Eye on Objectivity: Summer 2022 - Letter from the CEO

By Andy Wolter Andy Wolter, Equinosis CEO | Updated on | A Wolter, Letter from CEO, Lunging

Dear Reader, Off to the races!    Not only an idiom describing Equinosis’ frenetic first half of 2022, but literally what we are doing this week.  Dr. Sieber joins Racing Victoria in Melbourne as the keynote speaker (August 2) for their annual seminar while, Drs. Keegan, Tyrrell and I travel to New Jersey’s Meadowlands Racetrack for the annual veterinary seminar & CE accompanying the Hambletonian Stakes – the “Kentucky Derby of harness racing”.  It is exciting to work with the racing community, to experience the challenges trackside, and to share Equinosis’ latest enhancements designed for more efficient and accurate data...

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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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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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Redefine Lameness? Accommodating the Layman’s Perspective on Lameness

Redefine Lameness? Accommodating the Layman’s Perspective on Lameness

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Andy Wolter Andy Wolter, Equinosis CEO | Updated on | A Wolter, Editorial, KG Keegan, Objective vs. Subjective Opinion, OES Members Only

Precision lameness measurement is again challenging our conceptions of “sound” and “lame”. Earlier this year, the threshold and demarcation of “measurable” lameness was brought into question. In the July edition of Eye on Objectivity, Dr. Keegan made the case for maintaining the Q thresholds and not compromising instrument sensitivity (read now). This fall, both Modern Equine Vet and The Horse featured articles covering a recently published editorial in EVJ, questioning the clinical definition of lameness itself (read now). Clinicians seem to agree that lameness IS a clinical sign; but, when 4.5 million horse owners in the U.S. have a different understanding, the discussion...

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Eye on Objectivity: Summer 2022 - Letter from the CEO

Eye on Objectivity: Spring 2022 Letter from the CEO

An Open Letter to Veterinary Colleagues

Redefine Lameness? Accommodating the Layman’s Perspective on Lameness