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Lameness is the most common medical problem of horses and has a high economic cost. 1 Lameness evaluation typically includes observation of a horse in motion and subjective grading of the severity of a lameness via a scoring method, such as the

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Lameness is the most common medical problem in horses. 1 When considering total cost of treatment and loss of use, it is also the most expensive. 1 Even lameness of mild severity, if it adversely affects the performance or use of a horse, can be

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Interest is increasing among equine researchers and practitioners in the use of objective methods for lameness detection and evaluation in horses. Objectively obtained measurements are resistant to the expectation bias inherent to subjective

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affected adjacent tissues. Materials and Methods Six healthy adult horses (body weight, 440 to 545 kg) with no preexisting lameness were used in accordance with a protocol approved by an institutional animal care and use committee. Horses were

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Gait analysis tools for use in horses have been the subject of interest in the equine industry for many years. Use of such tools for the purposes of lameness investigation and objective assessment of gait quality is quickly becoming widespread in

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Gait analysis systems that provide quantitative assessment of lameness beyond subjective analysis have improved the ability of clinicians and researchers to diagnosis lameness. 1–4 Two-dimensional and 3-D motion analysis systems provide various

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dogs with osteoarthritis (107 that received carprofen [2.2 mg/kg, q 12 h] and 120 given a placebo), veterinarians used a lameness scoring system (on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 defined as normal) to evaluate lameness, weight bearing, joint mobility

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rapid onset of clinical signs of acute laminitis that progressed to an Obel grade 1 lameness in approximately 8 to 12 hours, whereas the onset of clinical signs of acute laminitis progressed to an Obel grade 1 lameness far more slowly (approx 16 to 24

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objective and subjective assessment of limb function in normal dogs with an experimentally induced lameness . Vet Surg 2008 ; 37 : 241 – 246 . 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2008.00372.x 9. Horstman CL Conzemius MG Evans R , et al . Assessing the

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lameness in dogs with hip osteoarthritis . J Am Vet Med Assoc 2000 ; 216 : 1089 – 1091 . 10.2460/javma.2000.216.1089 25. Marshall WG , Bockstahler BA , Hulse DA , A review of osteoarthritis and obesity: current understanding of the

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