EQUINE LAMENESS – HUMAN VS. TECHNOLOGY
December 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
With the increasing use of technology to identify movement abnormalities, we will be looking at how humans and machines can come together to more accurately pinpoint lameness in our horse population.
In the morning we will be working with David Sinclair, a top lameness vet, to help improve our observation techniques using our eyes, ears and experience to assess movement and to identify the more subtle signs of lameness. We will assess a variety of horses, across varying terrains, movements and gaits both in hand and under saddle, followed by interactive discussions of our findings.
The afternoon will see demonstrations of different technologies that assess equine movement to pick up inconsistencies. As vet practices are using lameness identification equipment more routinely, body workers, farriers and saddlers should be to be able to read, understand and interpret the results. This will then lead to our session with renowned trainer, Liz Eaton, who will be talking us through how to pick up imbalances in the horse under saddle and whether this is subtle lameness.
All delegates and speakers will then retire to a classroom to thoroughly pick through the day’s findings and come to conclusions about the future of lameness detection.
Attend this day to hone your skills in movement assessment, learn what is considered ‘normal’ vs. pathological – where does asymmetry become adaptive? Also learn how to interpret data to help build valuable rehab and treatment plans.