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  1. Irish Equine Industry Stakeholder Perspectives of Objective Technology for Biomechanical Analyses in the Field

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    | Contributor(s):: Sonja Egan, Pieter Brama, Denise McGrath

    Wearable sensing technologies are increasingly used in human and equine gait research to improve ecological validity of research findings. It is unclear how these tools have penetrated the equine industry or what perspectives industry stakeholders’ hold in relation to these relatively new...

  2. Gross Motor Skills and Gait Performance in Two- and Three-year-old Children With Developmental Delay Participating in Hippotherapy

    | Contributor(s):: Brady, H. A., James, C. R., Dendy, D. W., Irwin, T. A., Thompson, L. D., Camp, T. M.

  3. Gait and Gross Motor Improvements in a Two-Year-Old Child With Arthrogryposis After Hippotherapy Intervention Using a Norwegian Fjord

    | Contributor(s):: Heidi A. Brady, C. Roger James, Doug W. Dendy, Tangi A. Irwin, Colleen A. Swiacki, Leslie D. Thomspon, Tammy M. Camp, Hyung Suk Yang, Kinyata J. Cooper

    A 2-year-old child with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) was prescribed occupational therapy using hippotherapy intervention. Multiple joint contractures present at birth affecting joint function are characteristics of AMC. Twenty-five 30-min hippotherapy sessions were conducted. The...

  4. Gymnastic Training of Hippotherapy Horses Benefits Gait Quality When Ridden by Riders with Different Body Weights

    | Contributor(s):: de Oliveira, K., Clayton, H. M., Dos Santos Harada, É

  5. Can Individuals with Down Syndrome Benefit from Hippotherapy? An Exploratory Study on Gait and Balance

    | Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Cacciola, A., Naro, A., Cavallaro, F., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., De Luca, R., Calabrò, R. S., Milardi, D.

  6. Assessment of mobility and pain in broiler chickens with identifiable gait defects

    | Contributor(s):: Tahamtani, Fernanda M., Herskin, Mette S., Foldager, Leslie, Murrell, Jo, Sandercock, Dale A., Riber, Anja B.

  7. The Effect of Training on Stride Duration in a Cohort of Two-Year-Old and Three-Year-Old Thoroughbred Racehorses

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca S. V. Parkes, Renate Weller, Thilo Pfau, Thomas H. Witte

    Objective gait monitoring is increasingly accessible to trainers. A more comprehensive understanding of ‘normal’ gait adaptations is required. Forty two-year-old thoroughbred racehorses were recruited when entering training and followed for 22 months. Gait analysis was performed by...

  8. In search of the behavioural correlates of optical flow patterns in the automated assessment of broiler chicken welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Dawkins, Marian Stamp, Cain, Russell, Merelie, Kathryn, Roberts, Stephen J.

    Assessment of chicken welfare using camera surveillance of behaviour has great potential as a supplement to good stockmanship and as an aid to improving flock management. Suitable cameras are now readily available and the automated analysis of the lengthy video sequences from the cameras can be...

  9. Three-dimensional analysis of horse and human gaits in therapeutic riding

    | Contributor(s):: Uchiyama, Hidehiko, Ohtani, Nobuyo, Ohta, Mitsuaki

    Therapeutic horse riding or hippotherapy is used as an intervention for treating individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Equine-assisted interventions are based on the hypothesis that the movement of the horse's pelvis during horseback riding resembles human ambulation, and thus...

  10. The role of biomechanical analysis of horse and rider in equitation science

    | Contributor(s):: Clayton, Hilary M., Hobbs, Sarah-Jane

    Equestrian sports are unique in that they involve the participation of two athletes that differ greatly in morphology yet are able to move together harmoniously; experienced riders not only move in phase with the horse, they can even improve the consistency of the horse’s movements. The motion of...

  11. Pressure Mat Analysis of Walk and Trot Gait Characteristics in 66 Normal Small, Medium, Large, and Giant Breed Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria A. Fahie, Jonathan C. Cortez, Marc Ledesma, Yuhua Su

    Objectives: To document temporospatial variables and gait symmetry measured by the GAITRite® system for normal, healthy dogs at the walk and trot with the leash side recorded. Study Design: Observational, prospective, cohort study. Sample Population: 66 healthy dogs of various common breeds...

  12. Effectiveness of a Combined Intervention on Psychological and Physical Capacities of Frail Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Apostolo, J., Dixe, M. D. A., Bobrowicz-Campos, E., Areosa, T., Santos-Rocha, R., Brauna, M., Ribeiro, J., Marques, I., Freitas, J., Almeida, M. L., Couto, F.

  13. The Impact of Equine Therapy and an Audio-Visual Approach Emphasizing Rhythm and Beat Perception in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Hession, C. E., Law Smith, M. J., Watterson, D., Oxley, N., Murphy, B. A.

  14. Innovative robotic hippotherapy improves postural muscle size and postural stability during the quiet stance and gait initiation in a child with cerebral palsy: A single case study

    | Contributor(s):: Park, J. H., You, J. S. H.

  15. Maximum permissible load for Kiso horses trotting over a short, straight course

    | Contributor(s):: Matsuura, A., Inoue, S., Irimajiri, M., Hodate, K.

  16. Use of Hippotherapy With a Boy After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Study

    | Contributor(s):: Erdman, E. A.

  17. Changes in Gait Balance and Brain Connectivity in Response to Equine-Assisted Activity and Training in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Hyun, G. J., Jung, T. W., Park, J. H., Kang, K. D., Kim, S. M., Son, Y. D., Cheong, J. H., Kim, B. N., Han, D. H.

  18. Effects of horse-riding exercise on balance, gait, and activities of daily living in stroke patients

    | Contributor(s):: Yong-Nam, Kim, Dong-Kyu, Lee

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  20. A tool for the evaluation of slaughter horse welfare during unloading

    | Contributor(s):: Messori, S., Visser, E. K., Buonanno, M., Ferrari, P., Barnard, S., Borciani, M., Ferri, N.

    This study aimed to develop a scientific and practical tool to be used to assess horse welfare after commercial transport over long journeys. A set of physical, behavioural and environmental measures was selected, covering welfare aspects of both transport and unloading procedures. The protocol...