Our Mission

Helping veterinarians provide the most objective, efficient and profitable biomechanical care possible.

History and Development

The Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator® software is a real-time, handheld, field-based system that enables a licensed veterinarian to objectively measure lameness in horses with non-invasive inertial sensors.

In a collaborative effort between practicing equine veterinarians, led by University of Missouri Professor of Equine Surgery Dr. Kevin Keegan, and engineers, led by Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dr. Frank Pai, algorithms were developed for the specific purpose of lameness evaluation in horses using a high-speed camera and treadmill-based system.

The motion variables most likely to detect and quantify lameness were first found using sophisticated data mining techniques and then tested and validated with neural network classification schemes.

Continued collaboration with the late Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Hiroshima (Japan) Institute of Technology Dr. Yoshiharu Yanezawa produced a system of wirelessly transmitted, body-mounted inertial sensors, ideal for field use.

After years of development, private investment, and nearly $1MM in National Science Foundation grants, the Equinosis Q has evolved into the world’s foremost locomotor health maintenance platform.

About Equinosis

Equinosis, LLC was founded in 2007 in Columbia, Missouri with its first objective to make the Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator available to equine veterinarians and to elevate the quality of care, health, and well-being of horses.

Ongoing research and development endeavors were supported by the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Technology Transfer Research program from 2009 to 2015 with 5 STTR awards.

The Team

Kevin Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS
Kevin Keegan, DVM MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Chief Science Officer

Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri and Director of the E. Paige Laurie Endowed Program in Equine Lameness. Dr. Kevin Keegan graduated in 1983 from the University of Missouri…

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Deborah Sieber, BVetMed Objective Evaluation Expert

Dr. Deborah Sieber joined Equinosis in 2016 to help spread the principles of objective evaluation globally. As an Expert in objective evaluation, and an avid traveler, Deborah provides product education…

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Dr. Laurie Tyrrell-Schroder Bio Image
Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM Director of Veterinary Services

Dr. Laurie Tyrrell joined Equinosis at the end of 2009 to head business development and serve as a principal investigator for the company’s National Science Foundation grant. In her current role…

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Andy Wolter, BS, MBA Chief Executive Officer

Andy Wolter helped create Equinosis in 2008, serving as a board member, strategic and operational advisor, and general manager before assuming the role of CEO.  Andy completed a degree in…

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