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[WEBINAR SERIES] Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator Basic Training

[WEBINAR SERIES] Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator Basic Training

By Equinosis Logo Equinosis Staff | Updated on | Equinosis Staff

A special thank you to all veterinarians providing essential services through the COVID-19 pandemic. For those of you with more time at home, what better way to spend your time in quarantine than to brush up on your knowledge of biomechanical data collection and interpretation? We have developed a 4-part basic training series dedicated to just that. Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator Basic Training - A 4 Part Series This is a reminder for those that did not attend last week that there are still times available in the coming weeks!  Part 1 of 4: Utilizing Inertial Sensors in Equine Lameness Measurement...

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Interested in joining our upcoming webinars?

Interested in joining our upcoming webinars?

By Andy Wolter Andy Wolter, Equinosis CEO | Updated on | A Wolter, Upcoming Webinars

Dear customers & friends, We hope everyone is healthy and coping with the global pandemic. If there can be a silver lining, it is an opportunity for many families to slow down and spend time at home together.  At this point, we hear that many large animal veterinarians are still busy and tending to the animals under their care.  At many larger equine clinics and universities, we understand emergency-only staffing is taking place. We appreciate the sacrifices everyone is making to contain the viral spread yet care for their patients and protect our food supply. Equinosis will be curbing travel...

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Letter from the CEO: Winter 2020

Letter from the CEO: Winter 2020

By Andy Wolter Andy Wolter, Equinosis CEO | Updated on | A Wolter, Letter from CEO

Dear reader, It has been an exciting winter for objective lameness measurement.  With the addition of the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University now 90% (27 of 30) of AAVMC schools in the U.S. have an Equinosis Q. Following the Breeders’ Cup in November (just after publishing the Fall edition of EoO), NAARV recommended the use of inertial sensors for racing regulation.  You can find the press release and Equinosis Veterinary Council recommendations on p. 27. We helped Dr. Keegan launch a new LinkedIn group Equine, Objective Lameness Measurement, to share topical information. Join the conversation at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13754033/. In...

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An Enduring Commitment To Science, Ingenuity, and Veterinary Medicine

An Enduring Commitment To Science, Ingenuity, and Veterinary Medicine

By Andy Wolter Andy Wolter, Equinosis CEO | Updated on | A Wolter, Equinosis News

On October 18th, Dr. Keegan presented the equine keynote address at the 2019 ACVS Surgery Summit in Las Vegas, NV.  The Equinosis team was gratified that our company founder and our friend received such an honor from his colleagues.  Dr. Keegan has worked tirelessly on lameness measurement with one objective -- to improve the care that he and his fellow equine veterinarians provide.  In just over an hour, he shared two decades of scientific discovery now being applied in the field. Click to read the 20+ Years of Measuring Lameness: The Practical Significance to Equine Veterinarians recap. Kevin Keegan, DVM, MS, DAVCS...

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2019 ACVS Keynote Highlight: 20+ Years of Measuring Lameness in Horses

2019 ACVS Keynote Highlight: 20+ Years of Measuring Lameness in Horses

By Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | ACVS, Diagnostic Blocks, Equinosis News, LT Schroeder, Lunging, Multiple Limb Lameness, ridden evaluation

At this year’s ACVS Annual Surgery Summit, Kevin Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS, Professor of Equine Surgery at the University of Missouri, and co-inventor of the Equinosis Q inertial sensor-based lameness measurement system, presented the equine keynote “20+ Years of Measuring Lameness in Horses: The Practical Significance to Equine Veterinarians”.  As an active equine clinician, board certified surgeon, university professor and researcher, Dr. Keegan has devoted much of his life and professional career to studying equine lameness and developing a method to measure it with high sensitivity, accuracy, repeatability and practicality for the practicing equine veterinarian.  As an overview...

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Letter from the CEO: Fall 2019

Letter from the CEO: Fall 2019

By Andy Wolter Andy Wolter, Equinosis CEO | Updated on | A Wolter, Letter from CEO

Dear reader, In our feature story this edition, Eye on Objectivity goes back to where it all began – about 25 years ago when Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS began studying equine lameness with a goal of providing repeatable and measurable care driven by science and technology. Last month, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) honored Dr. Keegan with the opportunity to share his work – not only for Q users, but for EVERY veterinarian who provides equine lameness care.  Veterinarians trained and using our technology understand how significant Dr. Keegan’s accomplishments have been and how successful the...

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Equinosis Honors the life of Dr. Yoshiharu Yonezawa  Equinosis Q Co-inventor

Equinosis Honors the life of Dr. Yoshiharu Yonezawa Equinosis Q Co-inventor

By Equinosis Logo Equinosis Staff | Updated on | Equinosis News, Equinosis Staff

It is with great sadness that Equinosis reports the recent death of Dr. Yoshiharu Yonezawa, co-inventor of Lameness Locator.  Dr. Yonezawa, “Yoshi”, was a former professor and dean of the Department of Applied Information Science at the Hiroshima Institute of Technology in Japan, prolific scientific author and electronic device inventor, and frequent visiting professor at the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Kevin Keegan and Dr. Yonezawa first met at a Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1999, while Dr. Keegan was presenting results of kinematic studies of lameness in horses.   “It was at this...

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Changes coming in LLTouch: Thresholds VS. Reference Ranges

Changes coming in LLTouch: Thresholds VS. Reference Ranges

By Equinosis Logo Equinosis Staff | Updated on | Equinosis News, Equinosis Staff

The experimentally determined thresholds for Lameness Locator® metrics should be thought of as the boundaries of reference ranges for a heterogenous sample of horses considered to be subjectively not lame (i.e. grade 0 on the AAEP scale). Thresholds are not meant to be considered as hard lines drawn in the sand. However, the term "threshold" conveys a binary meaning to many people - lame on one side of the line, not lame on the other side - even though it is not necessarily true.  For this reason, Equinosis will be transitioning to the use of the term "reference range" which...

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CEO Andy Wolter to Speak at Upcoming Practice Building Webinar

CEO Andy Wolter to Speak at Upcoming Practice Building Webinar

By Updated on | Equinosis News

Understanding What Clients Will Pay For Objective Measurements When: July 11, 2018 This instructional webinar will discuss ways the Equinosis® Q can add value for your clients and how that value can be turned into a return on your investment. Equinosis CEO Andy Wolter will share insights gained from working with veterinary practices since Equinosis’ inception, including: value-added lameness measurement services  productizing your services, comparing pricing models and effective messages and marketing campaigns. Equinosis Practice Building Guide will be reviewed with specific examples and practice insights shared. Click here to access the guide. Register Now > 

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Upcoming Info Webinar: June 28, 2018

Upcoming Info Webinar: June 28, 2018

By Updated on | Equinosis News

Objective Measurement of Equine Lameness - What It Is and How it Can Benefit Your Practice This webinar is for those looking to learn more about including objective lameness measurement with the Equinosis Q in their practice. Equinosis Director of Veterinary Services Dr. Laurie Tyrrell will provide an overview of how the technology works and how adding objective measurement can benefit the equine practitioner in their lameness diagnosis and management. Case studies demonstrating the utility of the Q will be reviewed. Question and Answer period will also be offered. Register Now > 

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2018 Objective Lameness Academy Recap

2018 Objective Lameness Academy Recap

By Updated on | Equinosis News

Our first 2-day Objective Lameness Academy course, Utilizing Inertial Sensors as an Objective Diagnostic Aid in the Equine Lameness Examination, took place March 2-3rd in Columbia, MO, where a wonderful group of veterinarians representing several corners of the world – US, Canada, Australia, Germany, and the UK – gathered to expand their expertise in using inertial sensors to evaluate equine lameness. A comprehensive day of lecture with Dr. Kevin Keegan followed by a full day of evaluating cases provided an intensive, hands on immersion course for participants. We want to give a huge thank you to the staff of Stephens...

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Equinosis® Q "Find a Vet" Map Update

Equinosis® Q "Find a Vet" Map Update

By Updated on | Equinosis News

Look for the new and improved Equinosis® Q "FIND A VET" map: Certified Practitioners now get their own icon Link to your practice's Facebook page and website Search for practices by city, state & zip and more! Find your practice's listing and verify we have your most up-to-date information. Go to Map

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2018 Objective Lameness Academy - UPDATE

2018 Objective Lameness Academy - UPDATE

By Updated on | Equinosis News

Utilizing an Inertial Sensor Based System as an Objective Diagnostic Aid in the Equine Lameness Examination  “We have been conducting objective lameness evaluations with body-mounted inertial sensors in clinical cases at the University of Missouri now for over 15 years. We have learned a lot about how to use this equipment most effectively and efficiently. This course is designed to provide veterinarians with the information and tools to quickly assess results, to understand results in difficult cases, and how to use the equipment to shorten lengthy lameness evaluations. All aspects of the lameness evaluation; straight line, lunging, flexion tests, under saddle, multiple...

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