USU research common injuries to horsee

LOGAN – Utah State University Extension Equine Specialist Pat Evans is conducting a study to learn more about the most common injuries caused by horses.

She’s conducting an online survey to learn about the most common injuries, the activities that cause them and medical costs they generate.

Questions include riding style, age of the horse being ridden, types of riding injuries and workdays missed.

Evans and partners at the University of Arkansas will look for patterns in the data that could increase understanding of what causes the injuries and how to stop them.

The responses will be collected until the end of June. Then Evans and the University of Arkansas researchers will sift through the information and write a paper based on their findings.

Source: (c) Associated Press 6/9/2008

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