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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 S. Loving, DVM 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…

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Using Inertial Sensors in Research: What to Take into Consideration

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…

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Multiple Limb Lameness: Separating Secondary from Compensatory

Multiple Limb Lameness: Separating Secondary from Compensatory Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS “Entia non sunt multiplicanda praetor necessitatum”, or Ockham’s Razor, translated (roughly) as “more things should not be used than are necessary”, is attributed to a 14th century friar/philosopher, William of Ockham.  (In this context, “razor” means principle…

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