Clearfield student honored for project

Jun 30 2013 - 10:47pm


CLEARFIELD -- Clearfield High School student Erika Nicole Mueller has won a $1,000 award for her project to help treat sport horses' injuries.

Mueller was presented the award May 15 by the American Veterinary Medical Association at a conference in Phoenix. Her project was titled: "Optimal Equine Balance: Application of Biophysics to Assess and Reduce Equine Injury."

Mueller's study explored a common fatality in sport horses resulting from the fractured second phalanx bone.

Her research, using high-speed cinematography to capture and analyze the motion of the second and first phalanx bones, offers a new method of substantiating a horse's predisposition to this injury, officials said.


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