Epaxial musculature and its relationship with back pain in the horse

The University of Queensland

  • Project code: PRJ-000523

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, January 1, 2004

  • Project completion date: Sunday, December 31, 2006

  • National Priority: HOR-Thoroughbred diseases and parasites


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

To objectively measure the equine epaxial muscles To objectively measure the response of equine epaxial muscles to back pain syndromes To correlate clinical signs ultrasonography algometry and EMG analysis in affected horses To develop ultrasonographyas a non-invasive tool for diagnosis of muscular dysfunction associated with back pain and for monitoring response to therapy of back pain in horses