As objective lameness measurement becomes more widely used by veterinarians around the globe, the benefits of the information it provides extends to important members of the equine healthcare team including professional farriers. Dr. Kevin Keegan, equine surgeon, professor at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, and inventor of the Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator discusses inertial sensor-based lameness measurement for farriers. Dr. Keegan covers the biomechanical model and method used in Lameness Locator, an overview of data interpretation, and how lameness measurement can be used to quantify improvement and track changes over time to optimize case management.
This Online Hoof-Care Classroom has been approved for 1 International Association of Professional Farriers (IAPF) Continuing Education Credit. For more information visit www.ProfessionalFarriers.com.
About the Speaker
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.