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Journal Watch: 1200 Horse Study Reveals Clinical Considerations for Lameness Investigation

Journal Watch: 1200 Horse Study Reveals Clinical Considerations for Lameness Investigation

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | Journal Watch, KG Keegan, LT Schroeder

Study in review: Comparison of results for body-mounted inertial sensor assessment with final lameness determination in 1,224 equids Study by: Shannon K. Reed, DVM, MS; Joanne Kramer, DVM, MS; Lori Thombs, PhD; Jael B. Pitts, DVM, MS; David A. Wilson, DVM, MS and Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS This month’s Journal Watch breaks down the largest study to date using body-mounted inertial sensors for the evaluation of lameness and how the information can be used in the clinical evaluation of equine lameness. This study, Comparison of results for body-mounted inertial sensor assessment with final lameness determination...

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Journal Watch: Meta-analysis of Catastrophic Musculoskeletal Injury on flat tracks

Journal Watch: Meta-analysis of Catastrophic Musculoskeletal Injury on flat tracks

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Bronte Forbes Bronte Forbes, BSc, BVMS, MACVSc, MBA, MRCVS, Singapore Turf Club | Joanne Kramer Joanne Kramer, DVM, DACVS, University of Missouri | Updated on | B Forbes, Catastrophic Injury, Feature, J Kramer, Journal Watch, KG Keegan

Study in Review: Meta-analysis of risk factors for racehorse catastrophic musculoskeletal injury in flat racing P.L. Hitchens, A.V. Morrice-West, M.A. Stevenson, R.C. Whitton First published in The Veterinary Journal: 26 November 2018 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.11.014 Although catastrophic injury during racing or training has always been a concern to the equine racing industry, it is a growing focus to animal welfare advocacy groups around the globe.  It has once again been thrust into the public eye with the increased incidence at Santa Anita racetrack in California. As with most public issues, especially in today’s world with rapid and broad news dissemination,...

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JOURNAL WATCH: Gait Parameter Variation Using Cameras & Markers – Implications For Q Users

JOURNAL WATCH: Gait Parameter Variation Using Cameras & Markers – Implications For Q Users

By Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Maarten Oosterlinck Maarten Oosterlinck, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVSMR, Dipl. ECVS, ECP, Ghent University | Updated on | Feature, Gait Parameters, Journal Watch, LT Schroeder, Lunging, M Oosterlinck, Straight Line, Trotting

Study in Review: Variation in Gait Parameters Used in Objective Lameness Assessment in Sound Horses at the Trot on the Straight Line and the Lunge A. M. Hardeman F. M. Serra Bragança J. H. Swagemakers P. R. van Weeren L. Roepstorff First published in Equine Veterinary Journal: 16 January 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.13075 This study looked at the variability of vertical movement of the head, withers, and pelvis as objective lameness measurements in horses perceived not lame by their owners (and evaluated by a veterinarian as less than grade 1/5 lame on the AAEP scale).  Variability was assessed between...

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Journal Watch: Objective Measurements Spark Debate Over Lameness Definition & Evaluation Protocols

Journal Watch: Objective Measurements Spark Debate Over Lameness Definition & Evaluation Protocols

By Nancy Loving Nancy S. Loving, DVM, Loving Equine Clinic | Updated on | Feature, Journal Watch, NS Loving, Objective vs Subjective Opinion

Many of your horse-owning clients have horses for the purpose of pursuing an equestrian athletic endeavor in addition to the companionship and relationship built with their horse. Clients want their horses to perform to their utmost potential, free of lameness or pain as much as possible. This means that lameness (or soundness) workups are a large part of an equine practitioner’s business. Historically movement evaluation has relied on visual observations but with increasing demands for evidence-based veterinary practice, technology is implemented  to provide a more objective assessment of a horse’s locomotion. Recently, an ongoing and informative discussion by...

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Journal Watch: An Overview of the Latest Research Using Inertial Sensors in Equine Lameness Measurements

Journal Watch: An Overview of the Latest Research Using Inertial Sensors in Equine Lameness Measurements

By Kevin Keegan Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS | Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | Feature, Journal Watch, KG Keegan, LT Schroeder, Research

Journal Reviewed: Effects of sensor position on kinematic data obtained with an inertial sensor system during gait analysis of trotting horses. Moorman VJ, Frisbie DD, Kawcak CE, McIlwraith CW. Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association | 2017 Mar 1;250(5):548-553z This study assessed the effects of altering the right forelimb gyroscope and pelvic accelerometer from their midline position on forelimb and hind limb lameness results.  The right forelimb sensor was placed 2cm medial and lateral to the dorsal midline surface of the pastern. The pelvic sensor was placed 2cm cranial to, caudal to, and left and right of the...

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