Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2001;41(2):253-260.
A survey on characteristics of injuries in racing horses
Young-jin Yang1, Jae-hoon Kim1, Gil-jae Cho1, Tchi-chou Nam2
1Korea Racing Association
2College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
경주마의 경주중 사고 발생동향
양영진1, 김재훈1, 조길재1, 남치주2
2서울대학교 수의과대학
This study was carried out to investigate the characteristics of 335 injured racehorses that had rested over 6 months or were retired in Seoul racecourse from 1994 to 1998. We surveyed 62,117 racing horses and incidence rate of injured horses was 0.54%. Of 335 horses, 322 horses(96.1 %) were associated with musculoskeletal disorders. The musculoskeletal disorders observed with high incidence were fracture and luxation(53.1%), tendinitis and desmitis(17.7%) in category, forelimb(92.5%) in location, below metacarpus/metatarsus(73.0%) in lesion. The prevalence rate of male, 5 years old or Ireland origin was higher than any other individual. These data would be useful standard reference for control of injuries in racing horses.
Key Words: injury, horse, racing, seoul racecourse

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