Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Injury Research Pays Dividends

by | 11.22.2013 | 1:12pm
This device in the UC-Davis lab is used to simulate the limb motion of racehorses

Thoroughbred injuries are clearly an ongoing and major concern for the sport of racing. Scientists around the world have been studying the issue for decades, and in recent years, have seen significant progress towards a better understanding of why certain injuries occur and what can be done to prevent many of them.

At the University of California-Davis, the Center for Equine Health has been on the cutting edge of this research, led by innovative thinkers like Dr. Sue Stover. Many of the Center's findings have resulted in greater awareness and changes in the racing industry. During our recent Breeders' Cup or Bust trip, we highlighted organizations such as the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation that provide funding to programs like UC-Davis.  We visited Stover and her team to get a glimpse of the work they're doing on racing surfaces, shoeing, limb motion, and other aspects of racehorse health.

Paulick Report Editor-in-Chief Scott Jagow shares some of the things we learned in this video edition of Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday.

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