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Collaborative Success Stories: Out of the Gait


Equinosis, a company founded by University of Missouri professor Dr. Kevin Keegan, has revolutionized the approach to equine lameness—the most common clinical condition in horses.

Horses create a $39 billion dollar industry and provide nearly half a million jobs in the U.S. Equine health is an important part of keeping the industry running smoothly. That’s why Keegan developed the Lameness Locator®.

The tool is the culmination of almost 20 years of research on gait analysis at the University of Missouri’s Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Engineering. It uses small, wireless sensors that easily strap onto the horse, allowing real time data collection. The system can detect subtleties 10 times greater than the human eye can process and leaves the horse free to move at will, allowing veterinarians to perform a concurrent evaluation.

There are more than 130 Lameness Locators in use all around the world. The system is used in about half of the veterinary schools in the country and in every continent except Antarctica—making Equinosis the leading company worldwide in equine lameness product sales.

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Related Initiative(s):
One Health/One Medicine