Capture quantifiable gait insights that visual assessments cannot with Tekscan's animal gait analysis systems.
Collect objective weight bearing and paw pressure data.
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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.
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.
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.
Learn more about our variety of solutions for animal gait analysis and paw/hoof function assessments.
Animal Strideway System
Strideway is ideal for use with dogs and cats. System is not compatible for animals with hooves
High Resolution Animal Walkway System
High-Resolution Walkway is ideal for use with dogs, cats, mid-sized hooved animals and poultry.
Hoof System is for use with equine or large animals.
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 cannot 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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