oa SA Horseman - The bone challenge foal management

Volume 3, Issue 3
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Studies involving race horses, have shown that it is essential to include speed work at a young age to ensure that the bone develops and remodels to withstand the stresses of later life. Competitive equestrian sport places extremely high loads on the musculo-skeletal system of horses. As with tendons (read article elsewhere in this edition), the formation of strong bones that can carry these loads, is of major importance.

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