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Dr Sue Dyson wins international award for hoof care research

The Animal Health Trust’s (AHT) Dr Sue Dyson has been awarded a place in the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, in recognition of her contribution to hoof care.

Dr Dyson, who is head of clinical orthopaedics at the AHT, lectures internationally and is known for both her clinical work with horses and an extensive research record, having published more than 200 refereed papers on lameness and diagnostic imaging in scientific journals.

She has also co-authored several veterinary textbooks as well as training and competing at top national level in both eventing and showjumping.

The International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame, which was set up in 1997, honours vets who have contributed to the knowledge and recognition of proper hoof care for horses.

The awards are presented each year during the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr Dyson said: “It is very humbling to recognise that, despite the knowledge that my team and I have amassed in the last 30 years, there is so much more to learn.

“From every new finding come many more questions. I hope that the enthusiastic dedication of my team will continue to result in learning and discovering more, and inspire others to do likewise, to the ultimate benefit of the welfare of our great friend, the horse.”

Dr Dyson is currently researching the association between hind limb lameness and saddle slip.

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