- Understanding the biomechanics of fore and hind limb lameness.
- Understanding the vertical movement of the head and pelvis model to measure fore and hind limb lameness.
- Understanding the measurements of head and pelvic movement asymmetry and how they relate to the timing of lameness in the stride cycle.
- Understanding the variability of lameness stride by stride and how to assess this variability.
Anytime CourseDELIVERY METHOD:
This self-paced non-interactive distance learning program covers a biomechanical model and method of objective lameness measurement in the horse using body-mounted inertial sensors (Lameness Locator), and its clinical application in the equine lameness evaluation. Core concepts covered will include an overview of the biomechanics of equine lameness using vertical movement of the head and pelvis.
- Students must complete each quiz with a 70% passing score
Dr. Kevin G. Keegan is a 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.
Dr. Kevin G. Keegan is the founder of Equinosis and developer of the Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator, the body-mounted inertial sensor-based lameness measurement system discussed in this presentation. He is not an employee of Equinosis, nor a board member.