Understanding and Preventing Bone Injury in Athletic Horses

By Prof Chris Whitton

Professor Chris Whitton from the University of Melbourne, one of the world leading experts on skeletal injuries, presents on bone fatigue and how existing injuries can cause catastrophic injuries. He also presents his programme for trainers on how to prevent bone fatigue.

How does the course work?

What you will learn

Two key processes in catastrophic injuries:

1. The accumulation of damage:

  • Bone fatigue

2. The response of bone:

  • Bone adaptation
  • Bone repair

Course format