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FAQ: Can Lunging Complicate An Evaluation?

FAQ: Can Lunging Complicate An Evaluation?

By Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | FAQ, Locked, LT Schroeder, Lunging, Lunging Complications

Lunging is a common component of many veterinarians’ lameness evaluations.  With the increased sensitivity of inertial sensors, lameness is often measurable in the straight line even if not visible subjectively. However, lunging can be necessary to lateralize a bilateral lameness, is helpful to stabilize a lameness, and may offer additional insight to the clinical picture, for instance observing whether the lameness is worse on the inside or outside of the circle.  While the established thresholds, or reference ranges, were determined for straight line evaluations only, the Equinosis Q can be used for lunging, yet the veterinarian must be aware of...

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FAQ: How Do I Choose the Correct Surface for Lunging Trials?

FAQ: How Do I Choose the Correct Surface for Lunging Trials?

By Equinosis Logo Equinosis Staff | Updated on | Equinosis Staff, FAQ, Locked, Lunging, Surface Determination

When using Equinosis Q for lunging trials, it is important to enter a surface so that the lunging AIDE reflects the proper suggested analysis, which is surface dependent. The options in the surface drop down menu of trial set up are coded as hard or soft.  Hard surfaces include asphalt, concrete, packed dirt, gravel, wood, frozen, and treadmill. Soft surfaces include grass, loose sand, soft/deep, mud, and synthetic. If the surface is not represented, one can choose generic hard or generic soft. Many have asked – “what if I am not sure if it is a hard or soft surface?”...

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FAQ: Can Lunging Complicate An Evaluation?

FAQ: How Do I Choose the Correct Surface for Lunging Trials?