Clarification of Equinosis Q (Lameness Locator®) Principles of Implementation in Horse Racing
Quantify equine lameness with wireless sensors that track horse movement accurately to less than 1 millimeter. Algorithms, based on decades of equine research, compute precise lameness metrics the human eye can’t see.
In our environment, [the Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator] helps to minimize conflict with trainers who might say ‘You know this horse’s action! The last time he looked exactly the same and won; so, why do you have an issue with him this time around?’ LL is useful to confirm a decline in the quality of movement and defend a regulatory decision. We often put LL ‘workup’ requirements on horses in training that have been recorded or found to be lame as part of their suitability to return to training. We also use the LL to support the enforcement of the compulsory retirement of horses with pathology that may compromise welfare.
A real eye-opener [for all veterinarians]; multi-limb lameness and subtle changes after diagnostic anesthesia (which is what we are dealing with on a daily basis) really benefit from instant, objective and quantitative interpretation.Moreover, the ease-of-use of the Q is simply impressive.
Equinosis has become the standard by which I assess all lameness cases. After looking at lame horses for four decades, I now realize I was examining horses without as much information as I needed before I was using the Q. My clients, many of whom are discerning professionals, now rely on this technology as much as I do. After assessing more than 500 horses in the past 3 years, I have two hard and fast rules: never assess a nerve block without using the Q and never let my clients purchase a horse without the information offered by the Q.
I just love the machine. So helpful. Great tool to add to my practice. I feel it has helped me become a better vet and I have learned more about the biomechanics of the horse. I use it almost daily. Love love love it!
The Lameness Locator system has proven to be an asset to our practice by providing objective information to aid in lameness diagnosis. We have found the system to be of great benefit in working up subtle or multiple limb lameness and particularly useful to quantify the efficacy of diagnostic blocks. Our clients appreciate the investment in cutting edge technology that aids us early diagnosis of lameness.
My customers LOVE it. It has definitely brought us new clients.
We use the Lameness Locator with the inertial sensors for up to 80% of our lameness patients..especially examining hind leg lameness.
We have three criteria before we purchase new technology. The equipment must: 1) improve equine health care, 2) improve the veterinarian’s quality of life, 3) generate revenue. The Lameness Locator does all three exceptionally well. This is a remarkable device.