International Committee on Equine Exercise Physiology:

Anna JanssonAnna Jansson (MSc, PhD, Docent) graduated from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in 1994 and completed her PhD on sodium and potassium regulation in athletic horses at the same university in 1999. Since then, her research has been focused on training, nutrition, management and health of sport horses. In 2012, Anna was promoted to Professor in Equine Nutrition and Management at SLU and recruited as Professor in Equine Science at Hólar University College in Iceland. In 2015, she was appointed as Professor in Domestic Animal Physiology at SLU.

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Elin HernlundDr. Elin Hernlund, DVM, PhD Elin graduated from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in 2008. She has since then worked as an equine practitioner at the veterinary teaching hospital and with research and teaching in equine biomechanics, clinical orthopaedics and functional anatomy. She is responsible for the clinical gait laboratory at the equine hospital. In 2016 she defended her thesis on sport surfaces in show jumping. Her main current research focus is recognition of complex motion patterns and postures related to orthopaedic disease. She is affiliated to KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm where she works with machine learning and computer vision techniques for orthopaedic disease detection in large animals.

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Sara RingmarkSara Ringmark, PhD, is a junior lecturer in animal physiology in the department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. She obtained a master of animal science degree in 2008 and defended her thesis on forage-only diets and reduced training distance in young Standardbred horses in 2014. Her main research focus is a holistic perspective of training and feeding of growing horses.

 


Marie RhodinMarie Rhodin, DVM, is an Associate Professor in equine clinical biomechanics in the department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. She graduated in 2003, and completed her PhD in 2008 studying horse and rider interaction with focus on the effect of different head and neck positions on the kinematics of the back in riding horses. She has experience in objective motion analysis for lameness detection with techniques including high-speed cameras and inertial measurement units. In 2017 she became certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her main research focus is orthopaedic pain and objective motion analysis in horses.


Lars RoepstorffLars Roepstorff graduated as a veterinary surgeon 1985. He has practised as an equine clinician both in private practice at different clinics and at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). He has worked closely to equestrian sports with assignment as a national team vet and as a lecturer in continuing education of professional trainers. He has headed the department of Equine Studies at SLU. His scientific work has focused on biomechanical studies of equine locomotion with the overall aim to improve equine health and soundness. In 2011 he became Professor in Equine Functional anatomy and currently he works with applied biomechanics in three different areas; development of tools for objective equine lameness diagnostics, horse-rider interaction and equine footings.


Kristina DahlbornKristina Dahlborn (MSc, PhD, Docent) graduated from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in 1984 and completed her PhD at the same university in 1987. She became Associate professor (Docent) in 1991 and is now Professor in integrative physiology. From 2013-2015 she was vice dean for research and during 2016-2018 she has been dean for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at SLU. In research, Kristina has focused on fluid balance and thermoregulation in many species. “Towards Atlanta 1996”, the Olympic games preparations, was the start of her research work in equines.


Anna BerghAnna Bergh, BSc (PhysTher), DVM, PhD, DECVSMR. Anna works as an associate professor and holds a subject chair with focus on veterinary rehabilitation at the Department of Clinical Sciences, SLU. She graduated from SLU in 1995 and her PhD had the title “Defocused CO2 laser irradiation in the rehabilitation of horses, an experimental and clinical study” (2006). She is on the board of International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy and holds a committee chair in the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her research focus is veterinary rehabilitation, including assessment and treatment of pain and physical dysfunction. Her main professional focus is to combine her expertise in physiotherapy and veterinary medicine, with the goal to broaden evidence-based veterinary rehabilitation.