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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 Sara E. Coleman, The Kentucky Horse Council Executive Director | Updated on | 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 between two...

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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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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?