EquiMoves News

24 January 2022

EquiMoves as a tool to detect lameness – RTV Utrecht

In an ample reportage at RTV Utrecht, the broadcaster of the province of Utrecht, the practice at the veterinary clinic of Utrecht University is presented in detail. Technology is used by both veterinarians and researchers to examine the movement of horses and detect lameness. With the EquiMoves system, seven sensors are attached to the different parts of the horse's body, in such a way as to determine possible deviations from a healthy movement.&
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14 October 2021

Read about EquiMoves in Horse Network online magazine

"Innovation at Utrecht University is Changing How We Manage Equine Athletes" is the title of the Horse Network article in the October 2021 online issue.    The article presents the advantages of using the EquiMoves system in comparison to the cameras: "The new system, named EquiMoves©, has the advantage of being used anywhere since it does not rely on setting up a number of expensive cameras for each measurement. Instead, small
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16 July 2021

A horse walks into the vet’s office – EquiMoves in Vetscience magazine

The June 2021 issue of the Vetscience magazine, published by University of Utrecht, presents the advantages of using the EquiMoves measurement system in daily veterinary practice.    Since subjectivity is affecting both human and veterinary medicine, "the greatest benefit of technology lies in greater objectivity." While for humans it is much easier to express their health problems, horses do not talk. Gait analysis helps to objectively determine the source of the
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18 January 2021

Presentation of EquiMoves on the Dutch TV channel NPO Start

The EquiMoves system was presented on October 25th 2020 on the Dutch TV channel NPO Start during the talk show "Tussen Kop en Staart" (Between Head and Tail). You can enjoy EquiMoves in action starting from minute 17:50 in the video below:    https://www.npostart.nl/tussen-kop-en-staart/25-10-2020/VPWON_1320587         
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15 May 2020

January 2020: EquiMoves trials in Florida

In January 2020, EquiMoves was used in trials with high-level dressage horses. The experiments were done in Florida by Hillary Clayton, Sarah Jane Hobs, Filipe Serra Bragança, Marie Rhodin and Elin Hernlund. The goal of this research was to understand better the gaits and movements of these high-level dressage horses. Using EquiMoves lameness-analysis software, the authors expect to be able to design training exercises to improve straightness based on an
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15 May 2020

The International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (2018)

The following subjects were presented in Lorne, Australia at during The International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (12 -16th November 2018):  The use of an artificial neural network to classify gait in Icelandic horses  F.M. Serra Bragança, M. Tijssen, V. Gunnarsson, S. Björnsdóttir, E. Persson-Sjodin, P.R. Van Weeren, J. Voskamp, W. Back and M. Rhodin    The Icelandic horse is a
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10 April 2020

May 2018: Measuring Icelandic horses

At Holar University, Iceland, EquiMoves was used for measuring about 30 Icelandic horses. In this study lameness was induced and the horses were measured sound and lame in walk, trot and tolt. The goal of this research is to detect lamenesss in all symmetric gaits
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10 April 2020

EquiMoves was used by Agroscope and University of Zurich for breeding purposes

In Avenches, Switzerland, EquiMoves was used by Agroscope and University of Zurich for breeding purposes. About 68 breeding stallions were measured with EquiMoves. The EquiMoves output will be compared to the visual scores of the judges. A genome-wide association analysis using these Franch-Montagne stallions classified with the EquiMoves output parameters will be used to reveal associations between some EquiMoves parameters and nucleotide polymorphisms
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