Objective Insights into Animal Gait

Identifying gait asymmetries or lameness in animals often requires more than just a visual assessment. Objective data provides the ability to determine precisely which paw or limb is problematic and allows for easy monitoring of progress.

Tekscan offers a few options for low profile pressure measurement walkway systems that capture multiple sequential steps for analysis of paw and hoof function and gait.  Regardless of which option, they provide objective data for quantified analysis that is used to answer clinical and research related questions about animal gait.

  • Versatile allowing for the study of very small to large animals
  • Calculate gait parameters automatically
  • Analyze the relationship between multiple foot strikes and save time on analysis
  • Accelerate animal healing time
  • Evaluate limb and hoof/paw vitality
  • Monitor and document mobility issues
Easily identify asymmetries in forces between limbs.Easily identify asymmetries in forces between limbs.

Weight Bearing & Pressure Analysis

Pressure data can provide incredible insights into factors affecting animal gait, which might otherwise go unnoticed. Easily identify pressure profile discrepancies between front and hind or left and right hooves/paws with Tekscan's animal gait analysis solutions.

Capture quantitative pressure data that visual assessments cannot with the Strideway system.Capture quantitative pressure data that visual assessments cannot with the Strideway system.

Clinical Case Study

Download this case study to see how Tekscan's animal gait analysis system allowed for objective evaluation of changing limb use after bilateral total hip replacements were performed.

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Animal Gait Analysis Systems

Tekscan systems provide objective information to research, identify problem areas and asymmetries, treat, assess and monitor treatment effectiveness.

Learn more about our variety of solutions for animal gait analysis and paw/hoof function assessments.

Modular

Animal Strideway System

Canine gait analysis on Strideway System

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Low Profile

Animal Walkway System

Feline gait analysis on Animal Walkway System

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Hoof Analysis

Hoof System

Equine gait analysis with Hoof System

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Research Validated Solutions

Tekscan's animal gait analysis systems have been used for a variety of different veterinary applications. With multiple resolutions available nearly any size animal can be evaluated from rats to turkeys to cows.

Lascelles, et al. found that Tekscan's Animal gait analysis system, 'was more portable than a force plate system, and certain variables that Animal stack imagecannot easily be obtained from a force plate system, including stride length and body weight distribution, can be easily measured with the PSW [pressure sensitive walkway] system. Furthermore, measurements from a wider range of dogs with regard to size, and even cats, can be obtained, allowing for investigation of more diverse population groups in future kinetic studies.'1
 

See other veterinary research published using Tekscan systems in our bibliography.
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1. Lascelles, BD., et al. 2006. "Evaluation of a pressure walkway system for measurement of vertical limb forces in clinically normal dogs." American Journal of Veterinary Research. 67 (2): 277-282.

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