GaitCheck Detects Horse Lameness Earlier Than Ever
The GaitCheck device detects lameness symptoms
earlier than ever before and radically
improves how horse owners, trainers, equine veterinarians, and farriers care
for horses. Independently
validated by a leading University-based equine research center in the US and
proven to be effective, GaitCheck users have dramatically
improved early lameness detection and monitoring
WATERLOO, Canada– NDI (Northern Digital Inc.), a
world-leader in 3D measurement technology for medical and research
applications, is pleased to offer GaitCheck – a portable and easy-to-use device
that can be incorporated into a horse’s regular check-up routine to detect
horse lameness at its earliest stages of development.
Lameness is the single most common horse affliction and
occurs 2-3 times more often than colic. Lameness is also the most costly
ailment, costing horse owners an average of $432 per lameness occurrence.
Although every single horse is at risk of developing lameness at some point in
its lifetime, if detected early enough, it can be treated quickly – drastically
improving the chances of a quicker recovery and minimizing associated costs.
While early detection is fundamental to quickly restoring horse soundness,
detecting lameness at early onset is virtually impossible to achieve
using conventional methods.
The GaitCheck device now makes it possible to detect
lameness earlier than ever previously possible. GaitC