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Written by Marly Coppens
Posted in Pelvis

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A closer look to the lower back and pelvis of the sporthorse

Back problems are difficult to diagnose and can be a cause of poor performance in (sport) horses. Kevin Haussler (chiropractor) examined the lower spine and pelvises of 36 Thoroughbred racehorses that died at the racetrack. 

Diagnostic techniques as ultrasound and scintigraphy (bone scans) are being used to visualize this type of problems. 

> From: Haussler, JeVS 16 (1996) 279 - 281. All rights reserved to Elsevier B.V.. Click here for the online summary.

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