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Equine Exercise Physiology

The Science of Exercise in the Athletic Horse

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.


Published: November 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2857-1


  • Section 1: Integrative physiology and exercise testing

    1. Integrative physiology of exercise

    2. Laboratory assessment of fitness NEW!

    3. Exercise testing in the field

    Section 2: Musculoskeletal system

    4. Muscle physiology: responses to exercise

    5. Skeletal physiology: responses to exercise

    6. Tendon physiology: responses to exercise and training

    7. Joint physiology: responses to exercise and training

    8. Biomechanics of locomotion in the athletic horse

    Section 3: Respiratory System

    9. Upper airway function of normal horses during exercise

    10. Lower airway function of normal horses: responses to training and exercise

    Section 4: Cardiovascular System

    11. Heart and vessels: functions during exercise and response to training

    Section 5: Metabolism and Nutrition

    12. Metabolic responses to exercise and training

    13. Endocrine responses to exercise and training

    14. Nutrition

    Section 6: Fluids and electrolytes

    15. Physiology of body fluids in the equine athlete

    16. Acid-base physiology during exercise and in response to training

    17. Thermoregulation NEW!

    Section 7: Hematology and Immunology

    18. Hematologic responses to exercise and training

    19. Immunological responses to exercise and training

    Section 8: Gastrointestinal

    20. Effects of exercise and training on hepatic and gastrointestinal function


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