Many people got new treadmills this year to stay healthy and so did researchers at Oregon State University.

Only this treadmill is larger than usual and it's not being used to keep humans healthy.

They're not horsing around at the equine studies lab at OSU. This is serious research, only the subjects are four legged and weigh nearly two tons.

The 170 thousand dollar equine treadmill was a gift to the Oregon State University Veterinary Hospital.

Fancy is a race horse and researchers are having her run on the treadmill so they can study her while she is moving.

Researchers say the treadmill could hold valuable answers to equine research.

And the horses don't seem to mind running on the treadmill either.


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  • by fireball Location: tallahasee on Jan 24, 2010 at 01:11 PM
    Yeah I agree 2 tons? average horse is 800-1000 lbs and one ton is 2000 lbs... someone got some wrong info
  • by Gene Location: Florida on Jan 24, 2010 at 08:43 AM
    Never heard of a horse weighing two tons only the biggest of the warmbloods may weigh up to 2200 pounds
  • by M Location: tally on Jan 24, 2010 at 08:43 AM
    explain to me how this is local news?
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