Mind vs. Machine: The Challenge of Lameness Diagnosis


Many horse owners will at some point face the dilemma of equine lameness, and will seek professional advice in their quest to resolve this problem. The accurate diagnosis and treatment of lameness in horses has long been one of the most difficult challenges a veterinarian may face. While modern technologies have deepened our understanding of the causes of lameness and increased our ability to diagnose and treat they have also created new questions. This presentation will explore some of the current technological advancements and trends in this field, the advantages and disadvantages of the use of technology, and a perspective on the quest for answers.

Dr. Mike Scott is currently an Associate Professor in Equine Surgery and Equine Sports Medicine in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary (UCVM). He is a board certified specialist in equine surgery (1999 Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons) and a board certified specialist in veterinary sports medicine & rehabilitation (2012 Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation). He has worked in private practice at Moore Equine Veterinary Centre in Calgary since 1998, and currently divides his time between clinical work at Moore Equine and teaching and research at UCVM.


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