Horse-related injuries in children: a review.

  title={Horse-related injuries in children: a review.},
  author={Tanya D Jagodzinski and Gregory P Demuri},
  journal={WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin},
  volume={104 2},
Horseback riding is an increasingly popular activity among today's youth, providing them with the opportunity to learn responsibility and respect for animals. However, it can also be associated with severe injury, of which many physicians are unaware. In 2002, there were an estimated 13,400 emergency department visits nationwide for horse-related injuries among children younger than 15 years. When using a severity score to compare it with other childhood injuries, equestrian-related injury… CONTINUE READING

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