Reliability of ultrasound-measured muscle thickness of the longissimus dorsi muscle in Thoroughbreds

We have co-authored a paper with Dr Takashi Abe and Dr Charles Kearns in the Journal of Comparative Exercise Physiology. A link to the paper can be found here. The basis of the paper was to see how reliable and repeatable ultrasound measurements of the longissimus dorsi (back) muscle and the extensor carpi radialis (forearm muscle) was. We believe that these two muscles do have important implications for racetrack performance. The abstract of the paper is below: Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of B-mode ultrasound measured muscle thickness of the longissimus dorsi muscle in horses. Thirteen Thoroughbreds (5 colts, 5 fillies and 3 mares) had their muscle th

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