New features in the Sleip app: add tags for diagnostic blocks

New functionality? Of course, one of the perks of using Sleip is that we are committed to constantly improving the app and adding new, useful features. With no hardware to install, it’s easy to access updates.

Diagnostic analgesia labelling in the Sleip app

The primary goals of most comprehensive lameness examinations is to localise the source(s) of pain. Blocking certain nerve pathways with local anaesthetics and continuing to observe the horse’s motion pattern helps veterinarians isolate the issue causing lameness.

With a new function to label diagnostic analgesia using a drop-down menu, veterinarians can now easily document the block(s) performed. The blocks are connected to specific recordings that can be compared to a baseline.  

“The menu covers most diagnostic analgesia, categorised by limb and type of block, i.e. intra-articular or regional. A separate button is provided for diagnostic analgesia of the axial skeleton. This feature provides a shortcut to documentation and makes it easier to compare recordings before and after different blocks”, explains Aagje Hardeman, DVM, PhD and Customer Success Manager at Sleip. 

The documentation can also be valuable in learning to recognise biomechanical patterns:  "In the future, data from clinical patients could be referenced as further guidance in diagnosing lameness, thereby helping the veterinarian to improve their orthopaedic examination," says Aagje Hardeman.

Initially, the labelling function is only available for straight-line recordings, but work is underway to enable tagging connected to longeing.

Would you like to see other blocks added to the menu? Drop us a line at hello@sleip.com.



 

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