Equine Exercise Physiology: The Science of Exercise in the Athletic Horse

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Kenneth William Hinchcliff, Andris J. Kaneps, Raymond J. Geor
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008 - Medical - 463 pages
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Equine Exercise Physiology provides the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the basic sciences required for an understanding of the physiology of the equine athlete. This book provides a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training. It is the ideal resource for those interested in equine exercise physiology: undergraduate and post-graduate students in exercise science, comparative physiology, biology and veterinary science; veterinary students; horse trainers and owners of sport horses; journalists writing in equine specialty magazines; and interested lay persons.

  • Topics include: the musculoskeletal system and physiology; tendon, ligament and joint physiology; the biomechanics of locomotion; respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems; metabolism and nutritional management; thermoregulation; hematology and immunology
  • Written by the top experts currently working in the area of equine exercise physiology
  • Designed for those seeking comprehensive information in a digestible format about the basic science of equine exercise physiology, rather than the clinical aspects
  • Over 250 high quality illustrations that amplify and illustrate important points
  • Information available in a readily accessible format.
 

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Contents

2 Exercise testing in the field
12
SECTION 2
29
responses to exercise and training
81
responses to exercise and training
106
responses to exercise and training
132
5 Biomechanics of locomotion in the athletic horse
143
SECTION 3
169
responses to exercise and training
193
2 Endocrine alterations in the equine athlete
274
3 Nutritional management of the equine athlete
301
SECTION 6
327
2 Muscle and blood acidbase physiology during exercise and in response
350
3 Thermoregulation and exerciseassociated heat stress
382
SECTION 7
397
2 Immunological responses to exercise and training
410
SECTION 8
423

training
212
SECTION 5
224
Metabolism and nutrition
247

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