Observer variation in visual assessment of forelimb horseshoe characteristics on Thoroughbred racehorses.

@article{Gross2004ObserverVI,
  title={Observer variation in visual assessment of forelimb horseshoe characteristics on Thoroughbred racehorses.},
  author={Diane K Gross and Susan M. Stover and A E Hill and Ian Andrew Gardner},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 12},
  pages={1674-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy and reliability of a visual method of evaluating horseshoe characteristics. ANIMALS 1,199 Thoroughbred racehorses. PROCEDURE Characteristics of 1 forelimb horseshoe were visually assessed on horses immediately prior to racing by 5 field observers at 5 major racetracks in California. Characteristics evaluated included… CONTINUE READING