Means & Standard Deviations: An Overview & Practical Application to Lameness Locator® Reports

Even a normal (non-lame) gait has considerable stride by stride variability, that can be further exacerbated by surface characteristics, environmental distractions, horse behavior, and other factors. This makes it necessary to collect and analyze many strides to accurately characterize lameness. To reach an appropriate conclusion and quantification, do not depend on only a few strides. At least 25 strides (more if the horse is misbehaving) should be collected and analyzed for straight line evaluations using the Q with Lameness Locator®.

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Using Inertial Sensors in Research: What to Take into Consideration

A Conversation with University of Missouri Professor of Equine Science Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS

WHY USE INERTIAL SENSORS OVER OTHER METHODS OF OBJECTIVE MEASUREMENT?

DR. KEVIN KEEGAN In my honest opinion, if you are only interested in measuring lameness in horses, for whatever reason, then the only way to do it practically today is with body-mounted inertial sensors. If you are interested in measuring something else, for example rider position on the horse, limb movement effects with shoeing, or if you are interested in developing a method of lameness evaluation that is not based upon vertical movement of the torso, then other methods may be for you...

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CEO Andy Wolter to Speak at Upcoming Practice Building Webinar

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