University of Florida

Large Animal Hospital

Skip to main Content   Local Links   Search   Main Navigation   Resources   Website   Social   Address   What is this view

Main Navigation

Home   Services   Equine Lameness & Imaging Lameness Locator™

Lameness Locator™

What is the Lameness LocatorTM for horses?

The UF Equine Lameness & Imaging service uses the Lameness LocatorTM which may be included in lameness examinations. The Lameness LocatorTM is a wireless motion analysis system that uses sensors to detect asymmetries in gait that may not be seen by the human eye. The sensor data is based on algorithms developed by years of extensive motion analysis research.

How does the Lameness LocatorTM work?

Motion sensors are placed on the horse’s poll, pastern and pelvis, and are wirelessly tracked by a portable computer. The quantifiable data is transmitted to the computer instantly, helping pinpoint subtle, difficult or multiple lamenesses and quantitate lameness of all varieties. The sensors weigh less than 30 grams each and do not affect the evaluation.

The data from the sensors can show the location (limb(s)) of asymmetry in the gait, the severity of the lameness, and at what stance in the gait the lameness appears.

When is the Lameness LocatorTM helpful?

The Lameness LocatorTM is a unique diagnostic tool that aids in the diagnosis of lameness. It may be used throughout the lameness examination and aids your veterinarian in localizing a lameness issue for complete diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

http://largeanimal.vethospitals.ufl.edu/files/2012/06/LL-Collage-web.jpg

Contact

More information

Footer

UF Health - University of Florida Health

Together we discover. Together we teach.
Together we care for our patients and our communities.
Together we create unstoppable momentum.

The University of Florida

The Foundation for The Gator Nation

Resources

Utility Links

Emergency & Office Phone: 352-392-2229

Social links

Address

  • UF Health is a collaboration of the University of Florida Health Science Center, Shands hospitals and other health care entities.
  • © 2017 © 2017   University of Florida Health, Gainesville, FL 32611; (352) 392-3261

What is this view?

You are using a dynamic assistive view of the University of Florida site. It has all the same data and features of the original site but formatted just with assistive users in mind. It has links and content reorganized to aid assistive users and has controls at the bottom under assistive options that allow you to control key aspects such as font size and contrast colors etc.
This is not a separate text-only site, it's a dynamic view that uses unique technology from Usablenet to give assistive users better, more accessible access to the same content and features as all users that use the graphic view of the site.