Unités de recherche


Biomécanique et Pathologie Locomotrice du Cheval


Joint Research Unit in “Equine locomotor pathology and biomechanics”
(EnvA-INRA; Head: N. Crevier-Denoix)

Considering that lameness, performance defects and locomotor diseases are the leading causes of economic loss in horse industry, this research units is focusing on the following axes:

  • The clinical evaluation, imaging (ultrasound, MRI), biomechanics and therapeutic approaches of joint diseases.
  • The biomechanical analysis of the effects of equestrian surfaces on the musculoskeletal system of horses (impact on comfort and safety)
  • The propagation of ultrasound in the tendon.
  • The clinical research on locomotor disorders in horses.