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Old 11-09-2013, 02:38 PM   #8
Steven Wingo
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Re: Arthritis from intense workouts?

I'm not sure if a horse is a great comparison since it is a domesticated, specifically bred animal manipulated by humans over generations to perform specific tasks not necessarily intrinsic to being a wild horse--such as racing for a thoroughbred or repeated jumping for a jumper or hauling heavy loads for a draft horse. Arthritis in wild animals, as opposed to domesticated, would be a better indication that "normal" use can give rise to arthritis. I know that in the thoroughbred race horse world there is definitely criticism that breeding for speed has resulted in a higher rate of injury.
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