Of Interest: Stress Fractures in Animals

Dick Moss, Editor

Only three animal species experience stress fractures: humans, dogs (greyhounds) and racehorses. The common link in all three species is that they train for and run races.

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone that are usually the result of low-grade repetitive stresses, such as running or jumping.

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2. Tim Noakes (MD), Lore of Running (3rd Edition), Leisure Press, 1991.

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