An investigation into the relationship of pelvic misalignment on forelimb hoof size

Oral presentation at BSAS conference, Nottingham, April 2014
Poster+oral at International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology, Chester, June 2014
Published in Advances in Animal Biosciences Vol 5 (1) March 2014; EVJ supplement , June 2014

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  • Pelvic rotation misalignment can be associated with reduced performance and lameness
  • Redistribution of locomotor forces to other limbs to off-load a limb is a compensatory mechanism
  • Evidence of a statistically significant relationship between the alignment of the pelvis and growth (length and width) of horse’s fore-hooves

Ireson A., Ellis J., Charlton S., Cunliffe C. (2014)