speakers

Dr. Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, Dip ACVSMR, MRCVS

Dr. Hilary M. Clayton is a veterinarian, researcher and horsewoman. For the past 40 years she has performed innovative research in the areas of locomotor biomechanics, lameness, physical therapy and rehabilitation, conditioning programs for equine athletes, and the interaction between rider, tack and horse. She has published 7 books and over 200 scientific articles on these topics. She has served as the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine for 17 years. She is a charter diplomate and past president of the ACVSMR and an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Equitation Science

Dr. Rachel C. Murray MA, VetMB, MS, PhD, Dip ACVS, Dip ECVS, MRCVS

Rachel Murray is a veterinary surgeon with a particular interest in sport horse injuries and performance. She is a Diplomate of the AMCVSR, and has led a number of studies investigating sport horse training, injury and performance. She has published numerous articles on orthopaedic problems and advanced imaging in horses, contributed to numerous books and edited the standard book on Equine MRI. She has been based at the Animal Health Trust since 1997 where she is in charge of the Equine Magnetic Resonance Imaging diagnostic service, runs the orthopaedic research group and provides a clinical service focussed on poor performance in sports horses. Her research and clinical work is centred around sport horse training, performance and injury development, and application of advanced imaging techniques in the diagnosis of orthopaedic injury.