Neuromuscular stimulation to reduce joint loading in the equine forelimb

University of Western Australia

  • Project code: PRJ-000455

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Saturday, July 1, 2006

  • Project completion date: Sunday, September 30, 2007

  • National Priority: HOR-Thoroughbred diseases and parasites


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

University of Western Australia

Objective Summary

1. Develop an instrumented elastic sleeve to deliver low-level vibration to soft tissues of the equine forelimb 2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the sleeve in reduction of joint loads during gait 3. Develop a commercialisation strategy to market the sleeve within the racing industries