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The Massey Equine Research Centre undertakes scientific research into health and production problems that limit horse breeding, rearing and performance.
We work with national and international institutions to optimise equine health and welfare, and make results available to the equine industries through research extension.
We are investigating nutrition of the young equine athlete and recreational horses and ponies, including projects looking at pasture-based nutrition.
We are researching all aspects of health and management of equine athletes and recreational horses and ponies, to reduce disease and improve equine health and welfare.
We are using epidemiological studies to investigate the incidence of and risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries sustained while training and racing in both thoroughbreds and standardbreds.
We are researching new treatments for tendon injuries, investigating impact-induced fractures in third metacarpal bone tissue, and looking at the effects of age, exercise and disease on bone and cartilage microstructure.
Learn more about the Equine Research Centre.
For more information about our research activity, click on individual researchers' names below.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016