Equine Exercise Physiology

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September 2002



This book fills the gap between books that are designed to be practical, rather than scientific, and those that are aimed at researchers and veterinary clinicians which are too expensive for students to buy. The combination of an author who has been teaching equine exercise physiology for many years and an author who is internationally renowned for his equine exercise physiology research ensures that the book is written at exactly the right level and is academically rigorous throughout.


Part I: Biochemical and physiological basics: The aims of training; The fuels for exercise; The systems; Part II: Exercise and training responses: The exercise response; The training response; Stress and fatigue; Part III: Applications of exercise physiology: Exercise testing; Training techniques; Training for specific disciplines; Drugs and performance; Feeding Performance horses; Training Facilities


Dr David Marlin is the leading expert on equine exercise physiology in the UK, and is well known internationally. He has published over 100 scientific papers and is best known for his work on heat and humidity leading up to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Throughout his career he has also worked with top racehorse trainer Luca Cumani and the British Eventing, Dressage, Show-jumping and Endurance teams. He is currently Head of Physiology at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket and a Visiting Professor in Cardio-Respiratory Physiology at the University of Bristol.Kathryn Nankervis has taught equine exercise physiology on a range of programmes from National Diploma to MSc level. Her current job is Equine Science Centre Manager at Hartpury College. This unique centre is one of the best in Europe and combines an Equine Veterinary and Therapy Centre. Kathryn designs individually tailored exercise programmes using a wide range of techniques in order to rehabilitate competition horses with musculoskeletal dysfunction.


"a readable, up-to-date account of how to achieve the highest standards in your competition horses. It will suit all horse enthusiasts and students, as well as experienced trainers."From the Foreword, by Peter Scudamore"The authors have created an excellent resource for undergraduate, graduate and even veterinary students. FOr the horse, owner, trainer and equine clinician, this text is a great resource to pull out when one is interested in a more clear understanding of advance integrative and applied aspects of the field of equine exercise physiology and equine sports medicine."The Veterinary Journal, 2005
EAN: 9780632055524
ISBN: 0632055529
Untertitel: 60 Abbildungen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2002
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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