Have you ever found yourself saying… something about my horse just isn’t right? The Equinosis Lameness Locator (ELL) can help.
The ELL is a veterinary diagnostic system used to assess a horse’s gait. The system provides analysis that indicates whether the horse is lame or not, the severity of the lameness, which limb or limbs are involved and when peak pain is occurring during gait.
Many lameness cases that we see are complex and involve subtle lamenesses or lameness invovling many limbs. This system allows us to look at a subtle multi-limb lameness objectively using non-invasive and quickly mounted sensors.
The lameness locator allows us to make more accurate diagnoses and monitor patient progress with higher precision. It can also detect sub-clinical lameness in high-level sport horses.
Does that mean my vet is not good enough to see if my horse is lame?
Not at all! The ELL is used as a complementary tool in combination with a thorough clinical examination. The ELL provides the veterinarian with an objective assessment of your horse’s movement. It’s like having a second opinion at every appointment!
In which cases can the ELL be used?
Multiple limb or compensatory lameness can further complicate what we see. ELL inertial sensors sample 10x faster than the human eye, allowing for detection of very subtle differences in symmetry between the right and left sides of your horse’s body.
Do I need to bring my horse into the clinic?
No. The ELL is completely portable and can be moved wherever it needs to. It can be very helpful for monitoring horses at your yard after treatment to objectively assess their recovery.
Does the horse’s size matter?
Yes, which is why the Equinosis Lameness Locator compensates for size programmatically. The ELL evaluates the overall torso movement to gauge the horse’s size and applies a correction factor. Even miniature horses can be accurately evaluated using ELL!
For more information or to request an appointment with the ELL please contact the clinic.