19 November 2012
Dr Kate Allen in the School of Veterinary Sciences Equine Sports Medicine Clinic is featured in the Sunday Telegraph Seven magazine about her research into the well-being of racehorses.
The article focuses on the work of academics in the UK to make horse racing safer for animals that compete in it.
Dr Allen, an expert in breathing, and her colleagues are trying to understand why, when racehorses are running, the muscles of the upper airways can start to collapse.
As well as using data gathered when a horse is running on a treadmill. The University's Faculty of Engineering has developed a new 'telemetric' endoscope, which sends a picture wirelessly to a screen and can be viewed remotely as the horse is ridden around a track. Dr Allen believes this new technology could be one of the best advances in equine sports medicine in the last decade.
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