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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2006

Author(s): Peham, C; Girtler, D; Kicker, C; Licka, T

Title: Raising heels of hind hooves changes the equine coffin, fetlock and hock joint angle: a kinematic evaluation on the treadmill at walk and trot.

Source: Equine Vet J Suppl. 2006; 427-430


Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Licka Theresia
Peham Christian

Vetmed Research Units
University Equine Clinic, Clinical Unit of Equine Surgery


Abstract:
Raised heels are commonly recommended for various equine orthopaedic conditions. However, the simultaneous effect of raised heels on the different joint angles of the equine hindlimb throughout the motion cycle has not been previously evaluated.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Biomechanical Phenomena
Exercise Test/veterinary
Gait/physiology
Hindlimb/physiology
Horses/physiology*
Joints/physiology*
Physical Conditioning, Animal/physiology
Running/physiology*
Shoes
Walking/physiology*


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