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Research article2001Peer reviewedOpen access

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 Publisher: AMER VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOC

      SLU Authors

    • Johnston, Christopher

      • Department of Anatomy and Histology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
      • Roepstorff, Lars

        • Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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      Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified

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