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Anna Byström

Anna Byström
Veterinarian and researcher in biomechanics, with focus on horse-rider interaction.


I graduated as a veterinarian in 2005. Since I have always been interested in horses and riding, that became the topic of my degree project, and I then discovered that biomechanics was very interesting. So after having worked as regional veterinarian (distriktsveterinär) for some time, I returned to Uppsala in 2007 and started working at SLU, first as junior lecturer, then as PhD-student, and now as researcher.


My research profile is equine biomechanics with a special focus on horse-saddle-rider interactions, including rider kinematics, rider effects on the kinematics of the horse, rein tension, and saddle pressure patters in different gaits and related to saddle fit. I have additionally been involved in projects focusing on motion asymmetry/laterally in healthy horses, the biomechanics of equine lameness and methods for objective lameness assessment, and also normal movement and lameness in dogs.



Researcher at the Department of Animal Environment and Health; Section of Ethology and Animal Welfare
Telephone: +46733245637
Postal address:
Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Box 7068
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Ulls väg 26, Uppsala