Racing Victoria vet trainers’ seminar on horse injuries with Professor Chris Whitton Part 2
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 and leads a multidisciplinary research programme investigating the causes of bone and joint injuries in performance horses funded by Racing Victoria Limited, the Victorian State Government and The University of Melbourne. The programme aims to develop preventative strategies for limb injuries for trainers and owners. He has published 46 peer reviewed scientific papers during his career.
In this Vet Trainers’ Seminar Part 2 held by Racing Victoria, Professor Chris Whitton presents to vet trainers with an introduction to the equine injury prevention research program and provides detailed overview on how to prevent bone injuries in horses, covering the two key processes in bone injuries:
- Accumulation of damage
- bone material fatigue
- Response of bone
- bone adaptation
- bone repair.