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Orthopaedic health status of horses from 8 riding schools - a pilot study

Egenvall, Agneta; Lönnell, Cecilia; Johnston, Christopher; Roepstorff, Lars


Conclusion: The age distribution differed markedly between riding schools and age affected several types of findings. This, combined with the two opposite groups of insurance use, shows that schools with low insurance utilisation had previously been able to "avoid" using the insurance, maybe even on similar types of cases if these were more promptly/differently handled indicating differential coverage of disease data in the insurance database. The examiner effect was clearly demonstrated. For some findings, the amount of clinical observations differed by school, even when examiner and age was adjusted for. Most findings were of minor importance, including slight movement irregularities. Orthopaedic status varies between riding schools. We hypothesize that this is associated with management factors that warrant further study.

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Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
2010, Volym: 52, artikelnummer: 50