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

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


Conclusions-This direct measurement method provides 3-dimensional kinematic data for flexion-extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation of the thoracolumbar portion of the vertebral column of horses walking on a treadmill. Regional differences were observed in the magnitude and pattern of the rotations. Understanding of the normal kinematics of the vertebral column in healthy horses is a prerequisite for a better understanding of abnormal function.

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American Journal of Veterinary Research
2000, Volume: 61, number: 4, pages: 399-406

      SLU Authors

      • Johnston, Christopher

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

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      Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified

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