Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. The scope of veterinary medicine is wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with a wide range of conditions which can affect different species. This includes medical bioscience, pathobiology and clinical science.
With the help of the latest advancements in objective movement analysis systems and new methods in identifying pain behaviours, we wish to better understand the connection between irregular movement
We teach a number of different student groups as well as different professional target groups and the general public. Teaching at SLU At SLU, our team mainly teaches veterinary students. The students
Lungeing is often part of the clinical lameness examination. The difference in movement symmetry, which is a commonly employed lameness measure, has, however, not been quantified between surfaces.
Phenomena such as a gradually sliding saddle onto one side during riding has been observed in lameness investigations and may possibly be linked to the hind limb lameness in the horse. However, it is
Recent studies evaluating horses in training and considered free from lameness by their owners have identified a large proportion of horses with motion asymmetries. However the prevalence, type and
Gait analysis in horses has moved from the laboratory into the outside world enabling researchers and clinicians to make use of quantitative measurements to provide evidence aiding clinical decision
Horses show compensatory head movement in hindlimb lameness and compensatory pelvis movement in forelimb lameness but little is known about the relationship of withers movement symmetry with head and
How the rider influences the horse's movements is important during lameness evaluations that involve riding tests, as well as for riders who want to discover possible lameness in their horse at an
Objective motion analysis using sensor or camera-based systems is becoming increasingly common as an aid in investigating the lameness of a horse. According to the current standard, the head movement
The aim of this study was to determine movement asymmetry values compared with expert lameness scores to enable screening for lameness in Thoroughbreds in race training. To this end, inertial
When competing with riding horses, the result is affected by, among other things, how the horse moves in different gaits and how it holds the head and neck. Many riders find it difficult to make the
Lungeing is commonly used as part of standard lameness examinations in horses. Knowledge of how lungeing influences motion symmetry in sound horses is needed. The aim of this study was to objectively