Research Into How Horses Move and Breathe May Translate Into Benefits for Other Horses and Humans

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 08:21 in Health & Medicine

The coordination of two systems are key for any horse to walk, trot, gallop or race. The first are the lower limbs, which allow the animal to move along on a "spring-like" tendon. The second is a complicated respiratory system, which allows a horse to take in one breadth for every stride they make while racing. A team of researchers has been working to unlock the secrets of equines; their findings may lead to better muscular horse health & a new approach to breathing devices for people.

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