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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Body conformation in Indian sporting horses

Rajkumar Gadpayle, VN Khune, AK Santra, K Mukherjee, Durga Chaurasia and Rupal Pathak
The value of athletic sport horse depends mainly on performance in various games which is a combination of conformational, physiological and behavioral traits. Conformation traits comprise body measures, joint angles, leg stance and hoof quality. Measurements are carried out on live horse and/or from photographs with determined reference points using tape meter, weight measuring tape, height stick and goniometer. This conformation measures are used to select sport horse with less chances of musculoskeletal lameness. This method was upgrading by photography, computers and video recorded images, digital photography as advances in computer technology is increasingly prevalent in measurements of conformation, Investigations have confirmed relationships between traits like conformation and gait, performance and orthopedic health. Conformation of horses and its relationship to performance and musculoskeletal problems is very much established but on the other hand little subjective and objective data are available about Indian Sporting horses.
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How to cite this article:
Rajkumar Gadpayle, VN Khune, AK Santra, K Mukherjee, Durga Chaurasia and Rupal Pathak. Body conformation in Indian sporting horses. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 1415-1418.

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