Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery: Basic and Clinical by Kenneth W. Hinchcliff (ed.), Andris J. Kaneps (ed.), Raymond

By Kenneth W. Hinchcliff (ed.), Andris J. Kaneps (ed.), Raymond J. Geor (ed.)

This precise source offers the main up to date, in-depth insurance of the fundamental and scientific sciences required for administration of the equine athlete. the original remedy of workout body structure and coaching inside of a medical context, including a close evaluation of all illnesses affecting athletic horses, makes this the main complete textual content to be had. offers an intensive grounding within the simple body structure of every physique procedure, and specifically the responses of every physique process to workout and coaching. The across the world popular workforce of members has created the last word reference for veterinarians, scholars, horse-owners, and all these concerned with the area of equine athletics.

  • High caliber paintings, together with appropriate radiographic, ultrasonographic, CAT experiment, and MRI pictures, reduction knowing and diagnosis
  • Provides a very foreign standpoint, together with directions pertinent to various geographic components, and racing jurisdictions
  • In-depth insurance of the function of the veterinarian within the administration of athletic horses
  • Explores using complementary therapies

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The large atrial mass and high resting vagal tone contribute to the development of AF. Electrolyte abnormalities (particularly K+ depletion) have also been associated with development of AF. g. furosemide (frusemide)). 4 Clinical exercise testing: overview of causes of poor performance Fig. 8 Electrocardiogram (ECG) from a horse with atrial fibrillation. The ECG was obtained at rest and the heart rate was 50 beats/min. For all ECGs, a base apex lead system has been used, and paper speed is 25 mm/s.

In conclusion, the blood lactate response to maximal exercise has limited usefulness as a measure of fitness in horses. However, the blood lactate response to moderate, or submaximal speed exercise, expressed as VLa4 or another similar index, is a useful technique for differentiating poor performers and good performers, and for monitoring the changes in fitness during training programs. Blood lactate measurements in submaximal field tests of fitness in Thoroughbreds A major difficulty with field exercise tests has been control of the exercise performed by the horse.

47. Hanak J, Jahn P, Kabes R, et al. A field study of oxygen consumption and estimated energy expenditure in the exercising horse. Acta Vet Brno 2001; 70:133–139. 48. Attenburrow DP. The development of a radio stethoscope for use in the horse at rest and during exercise. Equine Vet J 1978; 10:14–17. 31 CHAPTER 4 Clinical exercise testing: overview of causes of poor performance Ben B. Martin, Jr, Elizabeth J. Davidson, Mary M. Durando and Eric K. 1,2 Comprehensive testing is often necessary to ascertain the definitive cause of poor performance.

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