Trial 1: Comparing bone density on two year old racehorses
May 9, 2017
26 two-year old thoroughbred racehorses at commencement of training for racing were divided into two groups. One group (Quinaquanone) received 7mg formulation each day in feed for eight months. The other group ("Control") received an apparently identical powder containing no Vitamin K.
Digital radiographs of the left third metacarpal bone and an adjacent aluminium step wedge were taken at various intervals. The radiographic density of the bone and the stepwedge were measured and RBAE (radiographic bone aluminium equivalence) calculated.
At each subsequent measurement the RBAE for each horse was compared to its initial RBAE and the percentage change recorded.
Percentage change in bone mineral density (measured radiographically)