To qualify and participate in the certification program, your practice must be an Equinosis Q user, utilizing the latest software version of Lameness Locator, and be a current Equinosis Objective Evaluation Support (OES) member. Current users who are interested in certification and are unsure about their OES status or need assistance updating their software can email email@example.com.
How to Complete the ProgramStep 1:
Complete the Basic Training Modules for vet techs/assistants (see Course Description
Pass the basic training comprehension checks associated with each training module with a requisite score for each.Step 3:
Demonstrate proper horse instrumentation (via photo or video) and data collection proficiency (verification required by supervising veterinarian).
Part 1: Utilizing Inertial Sensor Based Measurement in the Equine Lameness Evaluation (RACE-approved)
For Licensed/Registered Veterinary Technicians and Nurses: Module 1 can be completed for 1 unit of continuing education credit in jurisdictions
that recognize RACE approval.
- 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.
Part 1 of this course is free for new users. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not been automatically enrolled in this course.
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Part 2: Equinosis Q Essentials Training
This self-paced program for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, nurses and assistants, and veterinary students covers the essentials of data collection procedures and guidelines when using the Equinosis Q.
- Sensor care and use - Instrumentation
- Software Navigation Overview
- Trial Set Up and Collection Straight Line
- Data Collection for Lunge, Flexion and Blocking Trials; Creating Comparison Reports and Evaluations View
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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.