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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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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 | Horse Racing, NS Loving, Objective vs. Subjective Opinion, PPE, Pre-Purchase, Racehorse, Racetrack, Racing

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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When Subjective Opinion Disagrees with Inertial Sensor Measurements

When Subjective Opinion Disagrees with Inertial Sensor Measurements

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Updated on | Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Editorial, KG Keegan, Objective vs. Subjective Opinion, OES Members Only, PPE, Pre-Purchase

Whenever I use the Equinosis Q, which is on every lameness case, treatment checkup, or pre-purchase, I also always do a subjective lameness evaluation, determining and often times declaring my subjective impression regarding where (i.e. which limb or limbs) I think the lameness is. Sometimes there is disagreement between my subjective opinion and the results of the inertial sensors. What is my take on this? The short and easy answer is, "I was probably wrong". This happens occasionally and it no longer bothers me or my clients, or the students or house officers I am training. I am...

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

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

By Nancy Loving Nancy S. Loving, DVM, Loving Equine Clinic | Updated on | Editorial, NS Loving, Objective vs. Subjective Opinion, PPE, Pre-Purchase

FEB 2019 - As equine veterinarians, we are all too familiar with the challenges of diagnosing lameness and formulating a treatment plan. This winter I had a chance to learn hands on about a device that might change the whole paradigm of lameness evaluation. It’s called the Q with Lameness Locator, developed over the last three decades by Kevin Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS at the University of Missouri. This device provides evidence-based, objective lameness measurement. Admittedly, after performing three decades of lameness work that relied primarily on subjective evaluation, I was skeptical as to the value of the Q....

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

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

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