The Equine Orthopaedic Research group conducts research aimed at the prevention of musculoskeletal injury in athletic horses

We are a multidisciplinary research group using detailed investigation of bone microstructure, bone biomechanical properties, computational modelling of limb loads and epidemiological studies of injury to investigate the causes of bone and joint injury in horses and to develop preventative strategies that can be implemented by the equine industry.

Current Projects

  • Subchondral bone microstructure in athletic horses
  • Joint surface loading in galloping horses

RESEARCH GROUP LEADER/KEY CONTACT

Name and Title: Professor Chris Whitton
Email: cwhitton@unimelb.edu.au
Tel: 03 97312268

RESEARCH GROUP MEMBERS

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