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Equine Gait Analysis at New Bolton Center

Equine Gait Analysis at New Bolton Center

Equine hoof health and gait are analyzed by Patrick Reilly, Chief of Farrier Services at the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania, using Tekscan's Hoof™ pressure sensing system.

Pressure Mapping for Equine Hoof Assessment

 

The in-shoe system has the potential to answer numerous questions for the farriers, veterinarians and horse owners. We have never had the ability to produce this type of solar force data from horses competing in their normal working environment. I am extremely excited to incorporate this Tekscan system into future research of PennVet's Applied Polymer Research Laboratory.

- Patrick Reilly

 

Patrick Reilly, Chief of Farrier Services at the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania, uses the Hoof™  system for horse gait analysis. Patrick came to Tekscan after determining that he needed a sensor thin enough to fit between the hoof and the shoe, yet strong enough to endure testing in the field. The Hoof system fit the bill for Reilly's work with both living horses and cadavers.  

 

Hoof Pressure Evaluated with the Hoof System

 

 

 

Typical Pressure Sensor Model Used for Equine Gait Analysis

  • Sensor Model 3200
    Sensing Area Total
    Width Height Sensels Sensel Density
    6.6  in 6.6  in 1089 25  in2
    167.6  mm 167.6  mm 1089 3.9 cm²

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