|Dr Jeff Thomason|
Dr Thomason is widely known for his research, which currently looks both at the biomechanics of the horse's foot and distal limb as well as the mechanical properties of the track itself, and how they influence the function of the foot.
Recently, Dr. Thomas was part of a group of authors that created an extensive "white paper" reference document for the Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation's Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit on this type of dual research, which will ultimately benefit the safe travel of horses over optimal racing surfaces.
Plan to spend the next 15 (or so) minutes absorbing Dr. Thomason's lecture points, which have been broken down into bite-size videos.
How do you examine limb mechanics?
How do banked surfaces affect impact?
Can optimizing track surface reduce catastrophic injury:
Who will benefit from the racing surfaces 'white paper'?
What is the best track surface for racing?
How does climate affect track surfaces?
How does maintenance affect track surfaces?
To learn more:
Be sure to visit and subscribe to the University of Guelph's YouTube channel with complete "Report on Research" video series
web-based courses in equine anatomy taught by Dr Thomason
Read Mechanical Behavior and Quantitative Morphology of the Equine Laminar Junction by Dr. Thomason and researchers Heather McClinchy, Babak Faramarzi, and Jan Jofriet as published in Anatomical Record in 2005. (Free web paper)
|Dr Lisa Lancaster, Michigan State University's Dr Robert Bowker and Hoofcare + Lameness teamed up to produce this award-winning anatomy chart. Order yours today!|
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