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FAQ: Can the Q be used on a gaited horse?

FAQ: Can the Q be used on a gaited horse?

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Updated on | Data Collection, Data Interpretation, FAQ, Gaited Horses, KG Keegan

In general, the ambling (single foot, or 4-beat) gaits decrease the vertical movement of the horse's trunk, making it easier to “sit”. Consequently, to maintain some vertical momentum, the horse’s vertical head movement becomes exaggerated.  Because of the way The Q (Lameness Locator®) displays results relative to “expected” vertical movement, this may cause underestimated forelimb lameness, overestimated hind limb lameness, and increased variability.  Also, for the ipsilateral gaits, the evaluator must flip the hind limb results (i.e. reported RH lameness is really LH lameness), because the inference of footfall from the right forelimb gyroscope is off by ½ of a stride cycle, (i.e. the left hind foot is on the ground when it is assumed that the right hind limb foot is on the ground).     For The...

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FAQ: Can the Q be used on a treadmill?

FAQ: Can the Q be used on a treadmill?

By Equinosis Logo Equinosis Staff | Updated on | Data Collection, Equinosis Staff, FAQ, Research, Treadmill

Yes, much development work was conducted on a treadmill.  It certainly makes collection of stride data very convenient – if one owns a treadmill, but the treadmill creates artificial controlled conditions. Based on some studies at the University of Missouri, it has been shown that the best way to evaluate lameness in the horse is not on the treadmill, but overground.  On the treadmill horses move differently than overground.  Forces on the limbs are different.  On the treadmill you would expect increased horizontal impact on the limbs and a decreased requirement for hind limb propulsion.  The horse simply has to...

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FAQ: How do I turn my stride selection back on?

FAQ: How do I turn my stride selection back on?

By Updated on | Data Collection, FAQ, LL2017, Software Navigation

Easy. You just go to "Options" and "Allow manual stride selection".  Step 1:  Go to "Additional Tools" (upper right corner) and select "Options" Step 2: Check the first option, "Allow manual stride selection" Step 3: Close window. You can then go back to that trial and  select “perform new analysis“ on the right hand side of the highlighted trial. It will then provide the same stride selection slider bar in the first step of the analysis that was available in previous versions of LL.  To increase selection, drag slider bar to the right. If you want to turn Automated Stride Selection back...

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FAQ: Can the Q be used on a gaited horse?

FAQ: Can the Q be used on a treadmill?

FAQ: How do I turn my stride selection back on?