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    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

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    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

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