J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory


Racing Injury Prevention Program

Developing an education program to reduce injury.

Understanding Racehorse Injuries with 3D Models

VORL is using 3D modeling of muscle and bone to gain insight into racehorse injuries.

"Track-in-a-Box" for Race Surface Study

for study of race surfaces for racehorse injury prevention

J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Laboratory

DOMESTIC ANIMAL and HUMAN RESEARCH dedicated to injury prevention, enhanced diagnostics,
faster rehabilitation, healthier training and improved repair methods

IMPROVE sport horse, companion animal and human welfare

UNDERSTAND causes of musculoskeletal injury and disease

DEVELOP better methods for diagnosing, treating, rehabilitating and preventing musculoskeletal injury and disease

EDUCATE so equestrian sports,  pleasure riding, and companion animals may be safely enjoyed