Risk factors for injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses

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  • Published: 19 Jun 2006

  • Author(s): Evans, David, et al.

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Lameness, or musculoskeletal (MS) injuries, are the most common health problem in Thoroughbred racehorses and represent a economic cost to industry in terms of treatment cost and lost opportunity to race. In addition the high number of MS injuries in racehorses, particularly in two-year-olds, has also raised welfare concerns.