Monday, August 28, 2023

Training In Deep Sand May Increase Likelihood Of Equine Pelvic Fractures - Full Article

by Paulick Report Staff|08.24.2023

Pelvic fractures in horses are an uncommon injury, most often occurring in horses that undergo repetitive loading in training and competition. This stress can cause microdamage to bones that can interfere with remodeling, weakening the bone and leading to fractures.

Though most athletically induced pelvic fractures occur in racehorses, endurance horses have also been shown to experience these breaks.

A study by Dr. Massimo Puccetti, associate veterinarian for the Dubai Equine Hospital, investigated pelvic fatigue fractures in endurance horses in the United Arab Emirates from January 2012 to March 2020. He hypothesized that training in deep sand may influence the fractures...

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