of Injury in The Performance Horse with Dr Rachel Murray
Wednesday 17 November, 2010 at 7.30pm
Internationally renowned veterinarian, Dr Rachel Murray, is to give
an evening talk to equine enthusiasts at Nottingham Trent University's
Brackenhurst campus. Based at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket,
her expertise lies in the areas of sport horse training, performance
and the prevention of injury.
In addition, Rachel works for the British Equestrian Federation providing
scientific advice for the World Class Performance squads and as veterinary
surgeon for the British dressage team.
Lameness remains one of the most common causes of both poor performance
and inability to compete in equine athletes – whether Olympic
level performers or recreational horses.
During the course of the lecture, Rachel will examine the factors
that predispose the equine to injury and will look at specific training
methods relating to each equine discipline.
Having graduated in veterinary medicine from the University of Cambridge,
Rachel specialised in equine surgery. She spent time working abroad
before returning to England to become equine surgeon to the University
and subsequently completed a Ph.D. investigating exercise-associated
injuries in horses.
Rachel has ridden across a variety of equine sports including competing
to Grand Prix level in dressage. Her interests in training and performance
are fuelled by her experiences as a competitor. She is married to another
vet and has two daughters who are keen equine enthusiasts.
Head of the University’s Animal and Equine faculty, Heather
Owen said: “We are delighted that Rachel is visiting Brackenhurst
to enable students and members of the equine community to benefit from
her deep knowledge and wide experience. Equine injury is a particular
point of focus for the School’s Equine Sports Science provision,
so we are keenly anticipating a most interesting event.”
Advance tickets are available at £15 per person. Light refreshments
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