Quantification of the locomotion of Dutch Warmblood foals

Acta Anat (Basel). 1993;146(2-3):141-7. doi: 10.1159/000147436.


To get an in-depth insight into the ontogeny of the equine locomotor apparatus, the locomotion of 28 Dutch Warmblood foals was recorded at the walk, trot and canter on a treadmill using a CODA-3 apparatus. A great similarity in joint angle-time diagrams was found, although considerable differences in kinematic gait parameters of individual foals could be detected. These results contribute to an objective comparison of the locomotor performance of foals.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Newborn / growth & development*
  • Animals, Newborn / physiology*
  • Electronic Data Processing
  • Female
  • Gait
  • Horses / growth & development*
  • Horses / physiology*
  • Joints / physiology
  • Locomotion / physiology*
  • Male
  • Motor Activity / physiology
  • Physiology / instrumentation
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Weight-Bearing