Movlab Spring School

MovLab Spring School 2014: Equine Biomechanics

JUNE, 12-13

MovLab School will focus on Equine Biomechanics and repeat the honor to receiveDr. Hilary Clayton (College of Veterinary Medicine of the Michigan State University) and the contribution of the developments of the project (FCT PTDC/CVT/113480/2009) supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT): Equine biomechanics: kinematic and dynamometric analysis of the normal equine locomotion and comparison of the effect of different conformations and orthopaedic treatments. The second day will be dedicates to the Workshop and field visit in the “Quinta do Casal Branco”.

Biomechanics of Movement is the study of the force displacement mechanical output by a biological system. Equine biomechanics adapts this study to the mechanical output in horses and can be used as an assessment tool to study the movement pattern characteristics of horses free from pathologies or to compare different conformations or the results of treatments.

The kinematics and kinetics of the different limbs movements is a topic of relevance in anatomy, semiology, diagnosis and treatment. Equine surgeons and scientists are especially interested in this field of research because horses have a high incidence of locomotion diseases, which are the most important cause of consultation in equine medicine. Biomechanical assessments can be helpful to objectively assess a horse’s potential aptitudes, identify the areas that need focusing in the study of different treatments of specific orthopaedic pathologies and in the training of both horse and rider. Equine gait analysis is a subject of rapidly increasing interest in veterinary medicine and to which the international scientific community is looking attentively. The Equine Biomechanics within the MovLab School 2014 will contribute to the exchange of knowledge and experiences on the aforementioned areas.

MovLab Spring School Director: João MCS Abrantes, PhD

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SEMINÁRIO – INTRODUÇÃO À BIOMECÂNICA DE EQUINOS


9 / Março / 2013

Em colaboração com a Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária da ULHT foi realizado um seminário destinado a médicos veterinários que simultaneamente frequentavam a Pós-graduação em “Clínica Equina”. O seminário decorreu nas instalações da ULHT.

Este seminário teve a colaboração dos seguintes membros do projecto:

João M.C.S. Abrantes; Manuel M.A. Pequito; Rita M. G. Fonseca; Ivo F. Roupa

MATÉRIAS :

1. Introdução ao pensamento biomecânico aplicado (2 horas) – João M.C.S. Abrantes

Suportes conceptuais e operacionais da Biomecânica do Movimento

Exame biomecânico e inclusão clínica

2. Perspectivas históricas e futuas da Biomecânica Equina (1 hora) – Manuel M.A. Pequito

De Muybridge até à actualidade

3. Análise de bibliográfica específica (1 hora) – Manuel M.A. Pequito

Síntese de artigos publicados no Equine Veterinary Journal com base nos congressos “ICEEP” (International Congress of Equine Exercise Physiology)

4. Inclusão, casos e situações clínicas com aplicação da Biomecânica Equina (1 hora) – Rita M. G. Fonseca

Contributo de estudos biomecânicos para o conhecimento de patologias e bem-estar

5. Componente Teórico-prática (3 horas) – João M.C.S. Abrantes; Manuel M.A. Pequito; Rita M. G. Fonseca; Ivo F. Roupa

Metodologia de análise 2D com meios acessíveis em clínica

Aplicabilidade de software: “Kinovea” e “Digitize”.

Formulação básica de modelos morfológicos

 


MovLab Spring School 2012: Equine Biomechanics

MARCH, 1-3

As last three years, 2012 MovLab Spring School is a concentrate 3 days Advanced Studies Course and brings together specialized scientific topics and applied laboratory resources of MovLab in the area of Biomechanics. The contents of the Spring School are directly related to the scope of the Biomechanics of Movement as a scientific area of interaction knowledge.

The goals will be achieved by the contribution of world top prestigious scientists and by the high skilled Equine Biomechanics project team. Not excluding any participation is important to note the very special presence of Professor Hilary Clayton (College of Veterinary Medicine of the Michigan State University). From the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”, the presence of Professor Enrique Navarro and Professor Fernando Viscaíno also member of the Federación Hípica Española.

MovLab Spring School – 2012, is dedicated to Equine Biomechanics within the scope of action of the project (PTDC/CVT/113480/2009) supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) – “Equine biomechanics: kinematic and dynamometric analysis of the normal equine locomotion and comparison of the effect of different conformations and orthopedic treatments”.

The MovLab Spring School 2012 has a limited number of 30 attendant’s registrations and could be qualified as 3 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) after the adequate Accreditation Process of “Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias”.

MovLab Spring School Director: João MCS Abrantes, PhD

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