Could mile-long trots protect young foals from lower-leg fractures later in life?

Research suggests introducing mild exercise in young foals can help reduce the chance of lower leg fractures later in life

Could mile-long trots protect young foals from lower-leg fractures later in life? Could mile-long trots protect young foals from lower-leg fractures later in life? Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) are evaluating the long-term effects of a moderately strenuous exercise plan on bone development in foals. Lower-leg fractures are a major welfare concern in horses that race or jump competitively, but they can happen in any horse. Understanding the impact of early exercise on growing horses – most horses don’t reach complete skeletal maturity until…

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