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See detailÉtude des contraintes mécaniques locomotrices chez le cheval
Noble, Prisca ULg; Collin, Bernard ULg; Denoix, Jean-Marie et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (in press)

In locomotor biomechanics, three high groups of contraints are commonly encountared : pressure, traction and torsion. In supra-maximal conditions, all of these contraints would be responsible of some ... [more ▼]

In locomotor biomechanics, three high groups of contraints are commonly encountared : pressure, traction and torsion. In supra-maximal conditions, all of these contraints would be responsible of some equine diseased locomotor systems. In order to understand better the contraints in the equine locomotor dynamics, some investigations have been carried out. Moreover, some measurement methods, based on the mechanics of Newton, have been performed. This review shows the different measurement techniques and introduces the mechanical basis that are compulsory for the understanding of the equine locomotor apparatus functioning. [less ▲]

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See detailMorpho-Imaging : a veterinary website of anatomy and imaging
Noble, Prisca ULg; van Thielen, Bert; Verhelle, Filip et al

Conference (2011, July 07)

Introduction: The Morpho-Imaging website is based on an interactive multi-dimensional presentation of the anatomy and its relevant imaging. Its objective is to teach a practical approach of veterinary ... [more ▼]

Introduction: The Morpho-Imaging website is based on an interactive multi-dimensional presentation of the anatomy and its relevant imaging. Its objective is to teach a practical approach of veterinary anatomy that must be adapted to the clinician work. Methods: From domestic animals : imaging (Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography and Echography) was performed and correspondant dissections (Osteology, Arthrology and Myology) were photographed. Morpho-Imaging and its content was produced using Adobe programs. It was hosted on the RVC1 multimedia platform and linked to the educational Philips iSiteTM Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) of the VUB5. Results: Morpho-Imaging consists of three major components named anatomy, imaging and pathological imaging. The pages are transversally and vertically connected with others, and always surmounted by a navigation bar with drop-down menus (DDM). The first DDM corresponds to the anatomy menu by species, the second and third DDMs correspond to the normal and pathological Imaging respectively. The Morpho-Imaging website is linked towards to WikiVet1 and the PACS5 by means of URL’s. Conclusion: The three dimensional viewing of anatomy and pathology is better presented using modern visualization tools and techniques, such as Volume Rendering Technique and Multi Planar Reconstruction. In addition, a real anatomic related atlas of multiple imaging sources is available for the users. Morpho-Imaging is a valuable tool used to challenge the cognitive process during training sessions of veterinary anatomy and imaging. [less ▲]

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See detailHorseshoeing styles comparison and detection of subclinic equine digit discomfort during movement
Noble, Prisca ULg; Lejeune, Jean-Philippe ULg; Serteyn, Didier ULg et al

Conference (2011, July 07)

Introduction: For the sound equine forelimb, ground reaction force (GRF) peaks to ~0.8-1 BodyWeight (BW) during the trot (4m/s). Little work investigates the effect of different horsehoeing styles ... [more ▼]

Introduction: For the sound equine forelimb, ground reaction force (GRF) peaks to ~0.8-1 BodyWeight (BW) during the trot (4m/s). Little work investigates the effect of different horsehoeing styles, directly on the limb GRF distribution and indirectly on the equine digit comfort during movement. This study investigates GRF distribution after application of different aluminium horseshoeing styles during movement. Methods: Two horses (H1,H2; mean 575kg) were used. However H2 had an old healed flexor tendons lesion, the horses were judged to be sound on locomotor examination (without lameness). According to the rules that respect the foot biomechanical balance, they were trimmed and shod with a non-broken foot-pastern axis. On the day of the tests, they were led on a treadmill at a trot (4m/s). Kinetics were collected, using a F-Scan system, during 3 following sessions : to both forehooves after application of classic roller, eggbarr and equi+ horseshoes. For each session, data from 3 strides for each left forelimb of each horse were averaged and kinetics (GRF) were obtained. Results: For the classic roller, eggbarr and equi+ horseshoes, GRF peaked respectively to 0.57+-0.006;0.36+-0.005;0.83+-0.009BW for H1 and 0.61+-0.007;0.84+-0.007;0.51+-0.009BW for H2. Theses horseshoes loading differences show a dynamic load transfer from the forelimbs to the hindlimbs, that is the result of a subclinic (without lameness) equine digit discomfort during movement. Conclusions: Subclinic equine digit discomfort after application of horshoes has been detected using the F-Scan system during movement. These results confirm the interest of the equi+ horseshoes on horses without flexor tendon lesion. [less ▲]

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See detailA pendulum test as a tool to evaluate viscous friction parameters in the equine fetlock joint
Noble, Prisca ULg; Lumay, Geoffroy ULg; Coninx, Marc ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2011), 188(2), 204-209

An equine fetlock joint pendulum test was studied and the influence of post mortem time and intra-articular lipid solvent on the viscous frictional response examined. Fresh equine digits (group 1, n=6 ... [more ▼]

An equine fetlock joint pendulum test was studied and the influence of post mortem time and intra-articular lipid solvent on the viscous frictional response examined. Fresh equine digits (group 1, n=6 controls; group 2, n=6 lipid solvent) were mounted on a pendulum tribometer. Assuming that pendular joint damping could be modelled by a harmonic oscillator fluid damping (HOFD), damping time (τ), viscous damping coefficient (c) and friction coefficient (μ) were monitored for 5h under experimental conditions (400N; 20°C). In all experiments, pendular joint damping was found to follow an exponential decay function (R(2)=0.99714), which confirmed that joint damping was fluid. The evolution of τ, c and μ was found to be significantly (P<0.05) different in the two groups, with a decrease in τ and an increase in c and μ that was faster and more prominent in digits from group 2. It was concluded that pendular joint damping could be modelled by a HOFD model. The influence of post mortem time on results suggested that, ideally, joint mechanical properties should only be tested on fresh cadavers at the same post mortem time. Moreover, the addition of lipid solvent was found to be responsible for upper viscous friction parameters and for a reduced damping time, which suggested that articular lubricating ability was compromised. This equine pendulum test could be used to test the efficacy of various bio-lubricant treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailL'interet des connaissances initiales en radiographie pour le marechal-ferrant
van Thielen, Bert; Noble, Prisca ULg

Conference (2011, April 01)

The farrier is an important actor on the equine locomotor apparatus. The objective of this communication is to show direct and indirect interests for the farrier to use some radiological informations in ... [more ▼]

The farrier is an important actor on the equine locomotor apparatus. The objective of this communication is to show direct and indirect interests for the farrier to use some radiological informations in his work. Today, however the existence of some new sophisticated imaging technics, radiography is the first choice to appreciate an equine locomotor lesion. The direct interest of radiography, when it concerns the distal limb, is to guide to the conception of an adapted orthopeadic horseshoe. The indirect interest of radiography, when it concerns proximal regions like shoulder, back or pelvic, is to help in the understanding of the whole horse as the loading of the joints is closely connected (Noble et al. 2010).The Objective of this presentation is to propose the basis in radiography of the horse, to give some examples in the equine digit radiopathology and to explain how several radiographic informations could be used by the farrier in his work process. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude biomecanique articulaire chez le cheval par tribometrie et analyse dynamique inverse
Noble, Prisca ULg

Doctoral thesis (2010)

In locomotor biomechanics, three groups of constraints are usually encountered : pressure, traction and torsion (Kamina, 2005). In supra-maximal conditions, all of these contraints would be responsible ... [more ▼]

In locomotor biomechanics, three groups of constraints are usually encountered : pressure, traction and torsion (Kamina, 2005). In supra-maximal conditions, all of these contraints would be responsible for some disease of equine locomotor systems (Radin et al., 1972 ; Radin, 1983 ; Smith et al., 2002). In order to understand better the constraints in the equine locomotor dynamics, some investigations have been carried out. Moreover, some measurement methods, based on the mechanics of Newton, have been performed. This work consists of three different experimental approaches: The first approach was an ex vivo micro-systemic model of the diarthrodial cartilage-cartilage contact : from osteochondral specimens in contact, dynamic frictional constraints were measured by tribometry using a pin-on-disc tribometer in Coulomb’s regime. The effects of age and load on the frictional response were studied. The second approach was an ex vivo macro-systemic model of the diarthrodial cartilage-cartilage contact : from whole fetlock joints fixed into an original pendulum tribometer and mobilized, dynamic visco-frictional constraints have been followed in viscous regime. The effect of a lipid solvent on the synovial fluid was studied. The third approach was an in vivo macro-systemic model of the diarthrodial cartilage-cartilage contact : from distal forelimbs, cinematic, cinetic and radiographic data have been collected, then tendon tensions and joint contact forces components were calculated using an inverse dynamic analysis. From a sensitivity analysis, the effect of raised hell (0°, 6°, 12°) were elucidated. In the first approach : (i) an original equine joint friction test model using a cartilage-on-cartilage arrangement (pin-on-disc) has been performed, (ii) cartilage ageing was found, under experimental operating conditions, to be responsible for an increase in friction coefficient, (iii) lubrication remained stable when young cartilage was loaded whereas lubrication of older cartilage was affected by increased load. In the second approach : (i) an original equine joint pendulum tribometer has been designed, (ii) visco-frictionnal data have confirmed the joint pendulum damping can be modelled like a harmonic oscillator fluid damping, (iii) the lipid solvent injection into the fetlock joint increased the visco-frictional parameters of the joint and the damping time decreased, suggesting that the lubrication capacity was compromised. In the third approach : (i) an original equine distal limb model with tendinous variable pulleys was described, (ii) polynomial relationships of second order between the variation of the dorsal angle of the fetlock joint and the moment arm variation of the deep digital and superficial digital flexors tendons have been established, (iii) the joint contact force components of the coffin joint and of the fetlock joint have been calculated during the phase of the trot, (iv) the effect of raised heel on the tendinous tensions and on the joint contact force components was established, suggesting that the use of heel wedges to reduce the loading of the coffin joint may in fact increase the loading of the fetlock joint. The two ex vivo equine articular models (tribometry) are some original and complementary mechanical analysis tools: the pin-on-disc tribometer may highlight the mechanical properties of the triplex cartilage-synovial fluid-cartilage that are related with the structural properties (contact surface), and the pendulum tribometer may clarify the mechanical properties of the articular lubricant in a very realistic intra-articular environment (quasi anaerobic). These two tools could be used to characterize the mechanical properties of some new articular prosthesis and lubricants in the future. Finally, the numerical in vivo model (dynamic inverse analysis), calculating dynamic tendinous tensions and dynamic joint contact force components in the equine distal forelimb, is equally a very interressing and original tool. Indeed, it measures some articular intrinsic informations, in non-invasive manner (no using of intra-articular and intra-tendinous constraint gaugues) and can be perfectly integrated in a classical equine locomotor analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailThe relationship between fetlock joint dorsiflexion and flexor tendon moment arms variations
Noble, Prisca ULg; Collin, Bernard ULg; Denoix, Jean-Marie et al

in Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia (2010, July 28), 39(4), 335-336

Introduction: To calculate flexor tendon forces on the basis of inverse dynamic analysis, flexor tendon moment arms need to be determinated in the equine distal forelimb. Moment arm of deep digital flexor ... [more ▼]

Introduction: To calculate flexor tendon forces on the basis of inverse dynamic analysis, flexor tendon moment arms need to be determinated in the equine distal forelimb. Moment arm of deep digital flexor tendon (dDDF) and of superficial digital flexor tendon (dSDF) have been recognised to vary during the fetlock joint dorsiflexion, however little distal forelimb model has taken into account dSDF and dDDF variations. This study describes a method to determinate the relationship between the fetlock joint dorsiflexion and the flexor moment arms variations. Methods: Eleven forelimbs of eleven horses (~500 Kg) were collected, transversally cut below the shoulder joint, frozen and cut into a sagittal plane until above the fetlock joint. Considering the forelimb pulley model (Meershoek et al. AJVR 2001; 62 1585-1593), in the segment based coordinate system, for the fetlock joint the pulley centers of the DDF and SDF tendons were determined directly from the section. For the fetlock radius-pulley experiments, forelimbs were thawed overnight, fixed to an immobilizing support and attached to a hoist that dorsiflexed the fetlock joint. For the fetlock dorsal angle (θ) 180° to 150°, the dDDF and the dSDF were measured directly from the section. For each tendon all of these data were fitted using a polynomial regression model (OriginPro8) and the relationships between θ and the radius pulley variation (∆d) was described assuming that ∆d was zero at θ equal to 180°. Results : When the fetlock dorsiflexion increased, dDDF and dSDF decreased (∆dDDF(150)= -6.1 mm; ∆dSDF(150)= -5.2 mm) according to the following equations: ∆dDDF(θ)= -0.24923 x θ1 + 0.00139 x θ² (R²=0.89867) ; ∆dSDF(θ)= -0.21494 x θ1 + 0.0012 x θ² (R²=0.91504). Conclusions : A distal forelimb pulley model with variable dDDF and dSDF has been performed. It could become an important tool for use in inverse dynamic procedures. [less ▲]

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See detailCompared anatomy of the locomotor system : a website
Noble, Prisca ULg; Collin, Bernard ULg; Denoix, Jean-Marie

in Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia (2010, July 28), 39(4), 275

Introduction: This website is a multi-dimensional approach of the locomotor system in domestic animals. The first objective of this anatomical presentation is to establish relation between systemic ... [more ▼]

Introduction: This website is a multi-dimensional approach of the locomotor system in domestic animals. The first objective of this anatomical presentation is to establish relation between systemic anatomy and topographic anatomy. The second objective is to teach a practical anatomy that must be adapted to the clinician work. Methods: From the dissection of equine, bovine and canine specimens, osteology, arthrology and myology (OAM) were photographed and filmed. All photos and movies were captioned and designed using Fireworks (Adobe CS4, USA), AVS video converter 6 (MediaTechnologies Ltd, UK) and Divx Author (Divx Inc, USA). The website was designed using Dreamweaver (Adobe CS4, USA). Results: Compared anatomy site consists on dichotomously organised web pages. Each page is transversally and vertically connected with others, and always surmounted by a navigation barr. From the navigation barr we can travel through different drop-down menus (DDM). The first DDM corresponds to the lesson menu (it sends to general OAM) ; the second and third DDMs correspond to the equine picture menu and the bovine/canine picture menu (from them we can navigate in OAM per species and per system using clickable captioned photos and movies, the functional aspects being explained). For practical reasons, equine species is used as animal reference. Indeed only anatomical differences of the other species are detailed and compared. Finally the button Index corresponds to the surgeon view (all of the body is transversally cut, the clickable anatomical structures are sent back to their specific topic web page). Conclusions: Because of the numerous photos and movies, the three-dimensional view is better understood. Because of the transversal and vertical links, the navigation, in whatever level per species or per system or per anatomical cut, strengthens the cognitive process. This website is a fabulous multi-scale tool to teach and to learn the veterinary anatomy. [less ▲]

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See detailA pendulum test as a tool to evaluate viscous friction parameters in the equine fetlock joint
Noble, Prisca ULg; Lumay, Geoffroy ULg; Coninx, Marc ULg et al

Poster (2010, April)

This study describes an equine fetlock joint pendulum test, and investigates the influence of post mortem time and intra-articular lipid solvent on the viscous frictional response. Fresh equine digits ... [more ▼]

This study describes an equine fetlock joint pendulum test, and investigates the influence of post mortem time and intra-articular lipid solvent on the viscous frictional response. Fresh equine digits (control group 1 (n = 6); lipid solvent group 2 (n = 6)) were mounted in a pendulum tribometer. Assuming that pendular joint damping could be modelled by a harmonic oscillator fluid damping (HOFD), damping time (t), viscous damping coefficient (c ) and friction coefficient (µ) were then followed for 5 hours under experimental conditions (400 N; 20 °C). In all experiments, pendular joint damping was found to follow an exponential decay function (R² = 0.99714), which confirms that joint damping is fluid. The evolution of t, c and µ was found to be significantly (P <0.05) different in the two groups. Indeed, t decreased and c and µ increased more rapidly and strongly in the group 2. It was concluded that pendular joint damping can be modelled by an HOFD model. The influence of post mortem time on results suggests that, ideally, joint mechanical properties should only be tested on fresh cadavers at the same post mortem time. Finally, the addition of lipid solvent was found to be responsible for upper viscous friction parameters and for a reduced damping time, which suggests that articular lubricating ability was compromised. This equine pendulum test could be used to test the efficacy of various bio-lubricant treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailAn equine joint friction test model using a cartilage-on-cartilage arrangement.
Noble, Prisca ULg; Collin, Bernard ULg; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2010)

This study describes an equine joint friction test using a cartilage-on-cartilage arrangement and investigates the influence of age and load on the frictional response. Osteochondral plugs were extracted ... [more ▼]

This study describes an equine joint friction test using a cartilage-on-cartilage arrangement and investigates the influence of age and load on the frictional response. Osteochondral plugs were extracted from equine shoulder joints (2-5 years, n=12; 10-14 years, n=15), and mounted in a pin-on-disc tribometer. The frictional response was then measured under constant conditions (2N; 20 degrees C; 5 mm/s), and with increasing load (2N, 5N, 10N). In all experiments, the friction coefficient of young cartilage was significantly (P<0.001) smaller than obtained from old cartilage, while the application of a greater load resulted in a significant (P<0.001) decrease in friction coefficient only in old cartilage. It was concluded that cartilage ageing was responsible for an increase in friction coefficient under these experimental conditions. Moreover, where young cartilage lubrication remained stable, cartilage ageing may have been responsible for lubrication regime change. The cartilage-on-cartilage model could be used to better understand lubrication regime disturbances in healthy and diseased equine joints, and to test the efficacy of various bio-lubricant treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailL'articulation synoviale : un systeme tribologique parfait
Noble, Prisca ULg; Collin, Bernard ULg; Lecomte-Beckers, Jacqueline ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2010), 154(2), 83-93

The synovial joint, by load bearing and by minimal wear and minimal friction conferring, is considered as a perfect tribological system. During these last years, researchs in articular biomechanics have ... [more ▼]

The synovial joint, by load bearing and by minimal wear and minimal friction conferring, is considered as a perfect tribological system. During these last years, researchs in articular biomechanics have been performed to study how the joint friction coefficient, a dimensionless measure which represents the ratio between the frictional force on the normal force, was close to zero. Today, there is still no consensual explanation and the articular prosthesis partially imitates the biological mechanics. This review describes the composition and the general properties of the synovial joint components. Additionally, different theorical models, on the tribology of the articular triplex cartilage-synovial fluid-cartilage, are explained. [less ▲]

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See detailHeel effects on joint contact force components in the equine digit : a sensitivity analysis
Noble, Prisca ULg; Lejeune, Jean-Philippe ULg; Caudron, Isabelle ULg et al

in Equine Veterinary Journal. Supplement (2010), 42

Reasons for performing study: Whereas the effect of heel configuration on the tension of the suspensory apparatus is well documented in the literature, there are few reports of joint contact force ... [more ▼]

Reasons for performing study: Whereas the effect of heel configuration on the tension of the suspensory apparatus is well documented in the literature, there are few reports of joint contact force components in the equine distal forelimb. Objectives: To improve understanding of the effect of heel configuration on equine digit joint loading, a sensitivity analysis was performed to compare the effect of a raised heel on joint contact force components in the coffin and fetlock joints during the stance phase of the trot. Materials and methods: FourWarmblood horses were used. An inverse dynamic analysis was carried out using kinematic and kinetic data. Taking into account the tendon wrapping forces (WF) around the sesamoid bones in the calculations, the joint contact forces (CF) were estimated for the coffin and fetlock joints during the trot stance phase (4 m/s). To test the sensitivity of the results to heel configuration changes, calculations were performed repeatedly for different heel configurations (raised by 0, 6 and 12°). A one-way ANOVA with repeated measures was used to test the effect of heel configuration (at the 3 levels) (a = 0.05; P<0.05; post hoc testing: Bonferroni). Results: For heel configurations raised from 0–12°: whereas the tension of the deep digital flexor tendon decreased and the tension of the superficial digital flexor tendon increased, for the coffin joint the peakWF(1.4 +- 0.25 bwt; 1.2 +- 0.2 bwt; 0.95 +- 0.1 bwt) and the peak CF (2.45 +- 0.25 bwt; 2.2 +- 0.2 bwt; 2 +- 0.1 bwt) decreased significantly (P<0.05). For the fetlock joint, the peak WF (3.8 +- 0.7 bwt; 4.1 +- 0.3 bwt; 4.4 0.25 bwt) and the peak CF (4.35 +- 0.7 bwt; 4.7 +- 0.35 bwt; 5 +- 0.3 bwt) increased, but not significantly. Conclusion: This analysis suggests that the coffin joint loading and fetlock joint loading are strongly connected. The heel configuration may influence both coffin joint and fetlock joint contact force components. [less ▲]

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See detailModelisation biomecanique articulaire
Noble, Prisca ULg

Scientific conference (2009, July 10)

Excessive biomechanical stresses are commonly believed to be important in the pathogenesis of various osteoarticular disorders (Radin et al. 1972; Radin 1983). In order to understand better the ... [more ▼]

Excessive biomechanical stresses are commonly believed to be important in the pathogenesis of various osteoarticular disorders (Radin et al. 1972; Radin 1983). In order to understand better the constraints (friction, joint contact force) in the equine locomotor dynamics, some modelisations have been performed. This speech presents different experimental approaches (in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo) that investigated these contrainsts. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation of joint contact forces in the equine digit
Noble, Prisca ULg; Collin, Bernard ULg; Denoix, Jean-Marie et al

in ISB proceedings (2009, July)

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See detailAnatomie Comparée (Web-site)
Noble, Prisca ULg; Collin, Bernard ULg

Learning material (2009)

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See detailAnatomie Equine (CD-rom)
Noble, Prisca ULg; Caron, Yannick ULg

Book published by Derouaux-Ordina (2004)

The first objective of this anatomical presentation is to establish relation between systemic anatomy and topographic anatomy. The second objective is to teach a practical anatomy that must be adapted to ... [more ▼]

The first objective of this anatomical presentation is to establish relation between systemic anatomy and topographic anatomy. The second objective is to teach a practical anatomy that must be adapted to the clinician work. [less ▲]

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