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When it comes to back care, size really doesn’t matter. In African safari elephants, does carrying a rider – or multiple riders – impact on musculoskeletal integrity?

Investigation of the effect of weight bearing on joint and limb segment angles in fore and hind limbs of the ridden elephant.
The presence of rider(s) influences MS angles and ROM in the limb segments and joints of elephants
The use of a saddle may modify the potential for musculoskeletal compromise.

The effect of manual chiropractic (McTimoney) treatment on pressure measurements beneath the saddle.

Back problems in horses are recognised as an important factor in performance impairment.
Saddle fit is considered a factor in the pathogenesis of back problems.
Positive evidence that chiropractic treatment affects the horse’s back and reduces mean pressure beneath the saddle.