Acoustic myography is a new diagnostic modality for evaluating the hind limb proximal suspensory ligament. A small, non-invasive sensor is applied on the skin to evaluate the hind suspensory ligament function (more specifically its ability to dampen vibration)
Particularly with subtle lameness or a simple complaint of poor performance this modality can be used to detect fatigue and early suspensory disease.
This is particularly useful on horses going to increase in their training and work load as we feel it could help us prevent injuries by detecting fatigue, thus potentially saving potentially significant down time.
Furthermore this technology can be used to evaluate muscle function (including but not limited to the neck, back, and gluteals) either as a base measure or a supplementary monitoring tool to track progress and response to therapy