Jockey Essential Functions information pack for treating practitioners


The project will form part of a wider multidisciplinary collaborative study between Australia and Ireland, which will investigate the multifactorial demands placed on jockeys. The study is designed to evaluate the physiological, cognitive, health and lifestyle characteristics of jockeys.


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

Australian Racing Board

Objective Summary

The project has a number of key objectives which include: 1Analysis of the critical multifactorial demands involved in flat horse racing, trackwork and barrier trials. 2An increased awareness as to the critical demands of being a jockey within that practitioner who are involved in jockey wellbeing. 3Improvement in the overall quality care of jockey wellbeing 4increased self sufficiency of practitioners located in remote areas 5A standardization of management of Jockey medical care on a nationwide basis. 6 Development and updating of a web based resource for medical practitioners who are involved in the treatment and care of jockeys.

Project Code


Project Stage


Project Start Date

Friday, January 8, 2010

Project Completion Date

Friday, July 29, 2011

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Soil, water and managing natural resources

National Priority

HOR-Reduce the incidence and impact of diseases and parasites in horses


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