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Link between saddle slip and lameness in horses

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THE results of a study presented at the recent British Equine Veterinary Association congress have suggested that there is a significant link between hindlimb lameness and ‘saddle slip’ in horses.

Conducted by Line Greve and Sue Dyson at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) with the support of the Saddle Research Trust (SRT), the study aimed to find out more about the inter-relationships between horse, saddle and rider, and to document the frequency of saddle slip in horses with hindlimb lameness compared with other horses. The SRT is a charity …

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