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Kinematic changes in horses after six-degree toe or heel elevation evaluated by Equimetrix

Grant number: 13/26783-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2015
Effective date (End): January 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Clinics and Surgery
Principal researcher:Lina Maria Wehrle Gomide
Grantee:Larissa da Silva Bomfim
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária (FMVA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araçatuba. Araçatuba , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The aim of this study is to better explain kinematic changes due to toe or heel elevation of the thoracic limb in horses. For this porpouse, eight Arabian horses without clinical evidence of musculoeskeletal abnormalities will be used. All animals will perform exercise using flat and six degrees toe or elevation shoe. Kinematic evaluation will be performed using the locomotion analyser equipment Equimetrix. The data will be analyzed by ANOVA followed by Tukey test (p <0.05).

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