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’s College of Veterinary Medicine before entering private equine practice for 3 years. After completing an equine surgery residency and Master’s degree in Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois in 1989 (studying biomechanics and bioengineering), he returned to private practice in an equine surgical referral center in Michigan.

He returned to the University of Missouri as a faculty member in 1990, and became board certified in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1995. Research in kinematics and lameness led to the development of the Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator®.  He founded Equinosis and serves as research and development consultant.

Dr. Keegan retains a clinical appointment at the University of Missouri’s Equine Veterinary Health Center, specializing in equine surgery and lameness.


Survey on Thoroughbred use, health and owner satisfaction following retirement from racing
SK Reed, BB Vander Ley, RP Bell, DA Wilson, E Wilborn, KG Keegan – Equine Veterinary Education, 2019

Reliability of equine visual lameness classification
KG Keegan – Veterinary Record, 2019

Letter to the Editor: A response to’What is lameness and what (or who) is the gold standard to detect it?
S Adair, M Baus, R Bell, M Boero, C Bussy, F Cardenas… – Equine veterinary journal, 2019

Response to Letter to the Editor: Do we have to redefine lameness in the era of quantitative gait analysis
S Adair, M Baus, J Belknap, R Bell, M Boero, C Bussy… – Equine veterinary journal, 2018

An attempt to detect lameness in galloping horses by use of body-mounted inertial sensors
MAF Lopes, ACO Dearo, A Lee, SK Reed, J Kramer… – American journal of veterinary research, 2016

Head and pelvic movement asymmetry during lungeing in horses with symmetrical movement on the straight
M Rhodin, L Roepstorff, A French, KG Keegan, T Pfau… – Equine veterinary journal, 2016

Associations of force plate and body-mounted inertial sensor measurements for identification of hind limb lameness in horses
RP Bell, SK Reed, MJ Schoonover, CT Whitfield… – American journal of veterinary research, 2016

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