Lameness and Prepurchase
Burwash Equine Services Ltd. is equipped with the latest technology in diagnostics, Digital X-ray machine, Digital Ultrasound machine, and wireless inertial sensor-based technology (the Equinosis Lameness Locator) for more accurate and complete imaging during the course of lameness and prepurchase exams.
Dr. Crystal Lee discusses scenarios in which the Lameness Locator has proven to be useful in lameness evaluation. (Fall Seminar, part 3 of 4)
Dr. Kirby Penttila dicusses diagnostic imaging as it relates to the lameness examination.
Dr. Crystal Lee performs a live demonstration of the Lameness Locator.
Dr. Crystal Lee discusses objective lameness evaluation using wireless inertial sensors.
We hope everyone enjoyed our Focus on Lameness Evaluation seminar on March 24, 2015! If you missed the presentation or want a second look, download the slides from the section on wireless inertial sensor based evaluation by the Equinosis Lameness Locator. Videos are coming soon!
Wireless inertial sensor-based technology is at the forefront of lameness evaluation research today, and we are excited to now be incorporating this cutting edge diagnostic tool into our lameness examinations! The Equinosis Lameness Locator is the result of over twenty years of gait analysis research, and it allows objective quantification of lameness during a routine clinical exam.
Dr. Kirby Penttila gives an overview of equine podiatry, including a discussion of the anatomy and biomechanics of the horse's foot, the importance of shoeing survey films, and the importance of a good veterinarian-farrier-client-patient relationship. Common lameness conditions and the impact of podiatry on the treatment of these conditions are discussed in detail.
Dr. Crystal Lee discusses the importance of prepurchase exams and gives an overview of what to expect in the exam.
Buying a horse can be a difficult decision. Horses seldom come with money back guarantees, so it's important to investigate before you buy. Although many horse professionals can give you an opinion on performance or breeding ability, a veterinarian will give you the best information on overall health and condition. Your veterinarian can conduct a pre-purchase examination to give you this information.