A prospective study of pre sale radiographs of thoroughbred yearlings

The University of Melbourne

  • Project code: PRJ-000615

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, August 1, 2003

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, December 24, 2008

  • National Priority: HOR-Thoroughbred diseases and parasites


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Melbourne

Objective Summary

To identify the incidence of radiographic lesions in yearling thoroughbred horses presented for sale in Australia. To provide an objective assessment of the impact these findings have on the racing careers (eg number of starts earning capacity age offirst start) on the horses involved.