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

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