World-renowned equine orthopaedic expert, Dr Sue Dyson is one of only three scientists who will be inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame, at the University of Kentucky this October.
As Head of Department at the Animal Health Trust (AHT), Sue was nominated for this award by her peers and colleagues for her service and contribution to equine research. Sue’s particular interest is in lameness and poor performance in sports horses, where she has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of performance problems in horses of all disciplines.
“I have been constantly inspired to try to improve the welfare of these fantastic athletes,” said Sue. “As a lameness clinician, I feel humbled and honoured to have been elected to join an elite band of scientists in the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame.”
Sue’s most ground breaking research includes understanding the purpose and limitations of ultrasonography, scintigraphy and MRI for diagnostic use. She continues to investigate equine health and welfare, with current projects concentrating on the detection of pain in horses, the impact of tack and a rider on lameness and how horses adapt their gait in relation to injury.
Sue will be awarded with a plaque and trophy at the ceremony in October.