Research Posters

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Using surface EMG to compare muscle activity of the vastuslateralis and biceps femoris muscles during rehabilitation exercises commonly used in horses

C.V. Blyth and C.M.Brizuela

Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, United Kingdom.


Comparison of rider stability in a flapless saddle versus a conventional saddle 

  1. M. Clayton1, A. Hampson2, P. Fraser3, A. White4and A. Egenvall5

1Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States.

2Happy Athlete Sport Therapy, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

3Pete Fraser Consulting, Oakland, California, United States.

4Animal Rehab Institute, Loxahatchee, Florida, United States.

5Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.


A Preliminary Study of the Effect of Manual Chiropractic Treatment on Laterality of Mechanical Nociceptive Thresholds (MNTs) in Thoroughbred Racehorses

L.Goodright1,S. Charlton2, S. Trott1, and A. Hunnisett1

1McTimoney College of Chiropractic, Abingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom.

2McTimoney Animal Association/Private practice, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

An investigation into the knowledge of horse owners surrounding equine musculoskeletal therapy and practitioners

A. Holwell, S. Lacy, R. Brassington and T. Bye

Bishop Burton College University Centre, Beverley, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


Can horse-owners be trained to evaluate facial expressions in photographs of ridden horses?

  1. R.Price1, S.J.Dyson2, D.S.Gardner1, J.H. Kydd1

1School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5RD, United Kingdom.

2Centre for Equine Studies, Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7UU, United Kingdom.

Investigation of the reliability of saddle fitters to determine the position of the last thoracic vertebra of horses using palpation techniques: A pilot study.

K.J. Nankervis1, F. Bradley1, K. Kosek1and S.J. Dyson2

1Equestrian Performance Research and Knowledge Exchange Arena, University Centre Hartpury, Hartpury House, Gloucestershire,  GL19 3BE, United Kingdom.

2Centre for Equine Studies, Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7UU, United Kingdom.

The importance of the twist in the context of proper saddle fit

S.N. Latif, S. Arpagaus, M.T. Dittmann, S. Gunst, V. Hungerbühler and M.A. Weishaupt

Equine Department, Sports Medicine Section, Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Switzerland.