View Full Version : Re: Equine Biomechanics

David P. Dillard
12-30-1998, 03:48 PM
Since by being way behind in my email, I missed the posting to
this listserv of the answers regarding this question, I will pass my
response in case the ideas I suggest should help with the research being
done that requires the same kind of institutional source kind of

David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584

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Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 15:13:46 -0500 (EST)
From: "David P. Dillard"
To: Trudi Rash
Subject: Re: Equine Biomechanics

I do not know of programs in the equine biomechanics field, but I
have a suggestion that may help you find both programs of study that do
work in this field as well as citations to the studies that have been done
in this area. The authors of these studies would constitute a body of
experts on this focus of study. My solution is to conduct a search in
several databases in which the words horse, horses and equine, etc. appear
within eight words distance from biomechanics, kinetic, biokinetic,
kineseology, etc. I would also suggest that one of these sets of words be
found in either the subject headings or source title of the group of
documents that your search creates. I recommend that you conduct such a
search in the following databases:


When you obtain relevant search results from any of these
databases, where possible take note of the institutional source of the
documents. Some will of course be corporations or organizations, but some
also should come from colleges and universities. The group from colleges
will not only make you aware of the schools that are producing research in
this area, but also the nature of the research being done there by the
titles that that institution is producing as well as some sense of the
relative quanity of research produced at different schools. In addition,
if you notice companies or organizations that account for a substantial
body of research in this area, you could contact such organizations and
request recommendations for schools and resources that would be the most
helpful in pursuing your clients goals. I hope that these ideas will be
of some benefit to you.

David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584

On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, Trudi Rash wrote:

> I have been given the task by my CEO to help a friend of the
> family. A physician friend of his has a daughter who is interested in
> either equine biomechanics or equine computer modeling. She has no
> experience in biomechanics or computer science (she had a double major
> of Horsemanship & General Studies from a small Liberal Arts School in
> Virginia, USA). She reluctantly understands that she will need to go
> back to school.
> We did some equine biomechanics at the University of Kentucky when
> I was there, but they are not doing anything now. I seem to remember
> that the Universities of Delaware & Minnesota were doing equine
> biomechanics. My question is: Does anyone on the list serve know of
> any programs in equine biomechanics, equine computer modeling or
> colleagues doing research in these areas which could adapt their
> existing programs to be equine related. Please send the replies to me
> & I will edit/post & send the replies to the individual in-question as
> she does not have Internet access.
> I thank you in advance for your help.
> Gregory S. Rash, EdD
> Director, Gait & Biomechanics Lab
> Frazier Rehab Center
> Louisville, KY 40202, USA
> gsrash01@ulkyvm.louisville.edu
> gsrash01@pol.net

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