Understanding the Lunging AIDE - Breaking Down the Algorithms

Patterns of head and pelvic movement asymmetry (i.e. lack of impact or lack of pushoff) have been studied and recognized in normal horses while lunging.  These resultant patterns are surface dependent.

The lunging AIDE algorithms are based on both experimental investigation and clinical observations over several years and are meant to be a general guide to interpretation of lunging data, with additional qualifying statements on patterns that may be normal in that surface or when data is too variable to declare lameness with high confidence.  Note, like any algorithm, lines must be drawn in the sand (e.g. 5.9 mm = no evidence of lameness, 6.1 = evidence of lameness).  The veterinarian should...


Straight Line AIDEs: A Detailed Look at Evidence and Amplitude

The Equinosis® Q with Lameness Locator® AIDE statements for straight line evaluations include a consideration of both level of evidence (a measure of the stride-to-stride consistency) and amplitude (a measure of asymmetry amplitude above threshold).  It is important to remind that the purpose of the thresholds in the Equinosis inertial sensor system is to identify the lowest level of vertical head and pelvic movement asymmetry that can be considered as evidence of the clinical sign of “lameness”...


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