Synthetic Racetrack Surfaces vs. Dirt and Turf (AAEP 2008)

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Until now, most epidemiologic studies on track surface type and injury rates have been confounded by varying conditions at different track locations, said Setterbo. He presented the results of a study conducted at a single racecourse (Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.) directly comparing the effects of dirt, turf, and a synthetic surface (Polytrack) on hoof acceleration and ground reaction forces

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