Equine Biomechanics, 2014 June 12 – 13

  • Equine Biomechanics

    Equine Biomechanics

  • 2014 June 12 – 13

    2014 June 12 – 13

MovLab School is a concentrate Advanced Studies Course specialized on scientific topics and applied laboratory related with the activity of MovLab in the area of Biomechanics. The contents are directly related to the scope of the Biomechanics of Movement as interaction knowledge.

As two years ago, 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 School 2014 will be held in Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Campo Grande, 376, Lisboa, Portugal. Please seedirections in location page.

The comfortable lecture auditorium provides outstanding audio-visual facilities and extra space for the limited number of participants. The MovLab is a 120 square meters working facility equipped with a Motion-Capture Vicon Mx System (8 MX1.3 + 2 MX2.0 cameras) synchronized with a force plate (AMTI-BP400600), 2 pressure plates (RsScan, 2 meters long) and digital video equipment.

Please feel free to contact the MovLab Spring School Co-Directors:
João MCS Abrantes joao.mcs.abrantes@ulusofona.pt
Filipe C Luz filipe.luz@ulusofona.pt

Management support:
Sandra Abrantes sandra.abrantes@ulusofona.pt
Av. do Campo Grande, 376
Edifício F.1.1
1749-024 Lisboa,
Tel: +351 217515500 Ext: 2272