Biomechanics and Gait Evaluation

This module will demonstrate to the student the importance of the kinematics and kinetics of locomotion. It will also include numerous practical and video sessions, which help to develop the skills to identify gait abnormalities and asymmetry in animals. The information will help the student to link functional findings to structural abnormalities both from veterinary examination and poor body balance and posture demonstrated by the animal. This module includes the use of some exciting gait analysis software programmes that can be used for research and working within industry. This module will include gait evaluation in dogs, horses and cattle.