Evaluation of a new strategy to modulate skeletal development in racehorses by imposing track-based exercise during growth: The effects on 2-and 3-year-old racing careers

Rogers, C W and Firth, E C and Mcilwraith, C W and Barneveld, A and Goodship, A E and Kawcak, C E and Smith, R K W and van Weeren, P R (2008) Evaluation of a new strategy to modulate skeletal development in racehorses by imposing track-based exercise during growth: The effects on 2-and 3-year-old racing careers. EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL, 40 (2). pp. 119-127.

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Abstract

Reasons for performing study: No data exist on the effects of conditioning exercise at foal age on workload and subsequent clinical injury rate during their 2- and 3-year-old racing careers.