Faculty Advisor

Rolle, Marsha W.

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

Racehorses are subjected to continuous stress on their limbs, leading to catastrophic injuries. Wraps and boots are the current methods for preventing horse injuries, but have been unsuccessful. The goal of this project was to design an inner layer of an equine boot to increase heat conductivity from the leg, reducing the amount of moisture retention. A high performance material, an X-Static blend, was selected due to its light weight, flexibility, heat conductivity, and wicking properties.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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