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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2001

Basic three-dimensional kinematics of the vertebral column of horses trotting on a treadmill

Faber, Marjan; Johnston, Christopher; Schamhardt, Henk; van Weeren, P. René; Roepstorff, Lars; Barneveld, Ab


Conclusion and Clinical Relevance-During locomotion, 3 types of rotations are evident in the thoracolumbar vertebrae. Regional differences are observed in the shape and timing of the rotations. These differences are related to actions of the limbs. The method described here for direct measurement of vertebral column motion provides insights into the complex movements of the thoracolumbar portion of the vertebral column in trotting horses. Information on normal kinematics is a prerequisite for a better understanding of abnormal function of the vertebral column in horses.

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American Journal of Veterinary Research
2001, volume: 62, number: 5, pages: 757-764

Authors' information

Faber, Marjan
Utrecht University
Johnston, Christopher
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Anatomy and Histology
Schamhardt, Henk
Utrecht University
van Weeren, P. René
Utrecht University
SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Barneveld, Ab
Utrecht University

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Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified

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