Horse- Related Injuries and Deaths

  • Guy N. Rutty
  • Emma C. Cheshire


Every year, across the world, children and adults are injured and occasionally killed during recreational and professional activities related to horses. This, as Roe et al suggest, is not unexpected considering that this involves two animals of dynamically different species [2]. It may come to some readers’ surprise to be informed that equestrian related hospital admissions are in fact more common than those related to motorcycles, skiing or other sports [3–5].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.East Midlands Forensic Pathology UnitUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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