This self-paced program for veterinary students provides an overview of using inertial sensors to measure lameness in horses. Course topics include the biomechanics of lameness; interpretation of inertial sensor measurements in the evaluation of the straight line, lunging, after flexion tests; after diagnostic blocks and the ridden evaluation; and data collection guidelines when using the Equinosis Q.
- Module 1: An Introduction to the Biomechanics of Lameness and Principles of IMU Measurement
- Module 2: Interpreting Inertial Sensor Measurements: Part 1
- Module 3: Interpreting Inertial Sensor Measurements: Part 2
- Module 4: Sensor care and use - Instrumentation
- Module 5: Software Navigation Overview
- Module 6: Data Collection for the Straight Line
- Module 7: Data Collection for Lunge, Flexion and Blocking Trials
You must view the course video before the quiz will unlock.
- Pass each module with 70%.
About the Speakers:
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. Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship in diagnostic imaging and sports medicine at Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg,
VA, and remained an associate for several years. With an interest in integrative medicine and rehabilitation of both large and small animals, she obtained additional certifications in acupuncture and canine rehabilitation. She served as
a principal investigator for three of Equinosis' National Science Foundation STTR grants. Dr. Tyrrell now serves as the Director of Veterinary Services for Equinosis, training veterinarians in the use of inertial sensor-based lameness measurement
in the equine lameness evaluation.