Racing Victoria vet trainers’ seminar on horse injuries with Professor Chris Whitton
Professor Chris Whitton BVSc FANZVSC PhD is Head of the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital’s Equine Centre and a Specialist in Equine Surgery. Chris has lectured and published extensively on lameness matters.
He developed a multidisciplinary research programme into the understanding and prevention of limb injuries in racehorses and has published 42 peer reviewed papers during his career. His current research interests are in prevention and diagnosis of injury in performance horses.
In this seminar held by Racing Victoria, Professor Chris Whitton presents to vet trainers on reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries in horses, covering:
- types of injuries
- evidence for bone fatigue as the cause
- Understanding bone fatigue
- Loads in the limb
- How injuries occur.