Here you will find information about performance and health measurements as well as tips about athlete horse health monitoring, telemedicine cases and equine well-being.
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Horse’s back: how does it work?
The horse’s back is a key element of equine biomechanics, linking the hindquarters to the forehand, and supporting the rider’s weight. The different anatomical structures and muscle chains that compose the horse’s back provide flexibility and propulsion.
Horse lameness: to what can it be linked?
Detecting pathological asymmetry in its early form is one of the key issues in veterinary practice. This allows, besides other things, to optimise the treatment success through the implementation of an optimal care.
But to what asymmetries can be linked? Are specific lamenesses more common in forelimbs? Or in hindlimbs? And how can they be identified?
Horse back: anatomy and biomechanics
To better understand how the horse’s back works, it is necessary to discuss the various anatomical structures involved in the biomechanics of the horse’s back – and neck. But which anatomical structures are involved in back movement?
How to implement a connected sensor in your veterinary activity?
Connected sensors now allow for the monitoring and evaluation of each horse’s physical activity, thanks to medical precision and a multitude of functions that can be tailored to the needs and objectives set.But what are the real added values of these systems for veterinary diagnosis? How can these connected sensors be integrated into the daily activities of equine health professionals?
Diagnostic anesthesia : how to measure its effectiveness?
Diagnostic anesthesia is a technique for reducing or eliminating pain. This technique is used to sedate a horse by “blocking” the nerves in a specific area.
But how can diagnostic anesthesia be interpreted? Is it possible to quantify its impact and influence on the horse’s locomotion?
Improving arrhythmia detection in racehorses with predicted covariates on electrocardiograms – EQUIMETRE VET
This poster is part of the arrhythmia detection project: the development of a statistical model for the detection and classification of cardiac arrhythmias in sports horses, carried by the EQUIMETRE tool. This first work enables to formalize the problem of arrhythmia detection and thus to translate it mathematically and propose a first solution.
Horse injury: what influence does the discipline have?
It is rational to think that a horse, depending on his discipline of predilection and his performance level, will have some predisposition to a specific type of injury. But today, what does science say about this?
Veterinary diagnostic tools: state of the art
Nowadays, an increasing number of veterinary decision support tools are available on the market, providing clear images, accurate measurements and quantified data. The first veterinary diagnostic tools were of course imaging techniques, with the arrival of radiography more than a century ago, but recent innovations have also challenged traditional practices.
In this article, we will review the different tools available for veterinarians to support their expertise and diagnosis.
Video analysis: an additional resource for locomotion examinations
In equine veterinary medicine, video images allow, among other things, to see joint movements in more detail, to measure them and to quantify them. In fact, several factors can influence perception when evaluating a horse’s locomotion, such as the presence of fur, which makes it difficult to appreciate joint movements in the lower limb area.
But how do veterinarians and researchers use this technique? How can video recording, correlated with the quantification of locomotion, support veterinary diagnosis?