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The athletic horse : principles and practice of equine sports medicine

Author: David R Hodgson; Kenneth Harrington McKeever; Catherine M McGowan
Publisher: St. Louis : Saunders/Elsevier, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Showing how to maximize performance in horses, this book describes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. It addresses the anatomical and physiological basis of equine  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Hodgson; Kenneth Harrington McKeever; Catherine M McGowan
ISBN: 9780721600758 0721600751
OCLC Number: 835887496
Description: 397 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Structure considerations in equine sports medicine --
An overview of performance and sports medicine --
Comparative aspects of exercise physiology --
Physiology of exercise and performance --
Energetic considerations of exercise --
Nutrition of the performance horse --
Hematology and biochemistry --
Physiology of acid-base balance and fluid shifts with exercise --
Endocrine and immune responses to exercise and training --
Thermoregulation --
The respiratory system: anatomy, physiology, and adaptations to exercise and training --
Transport of horses --
The cardiovascular system: anatomy, physiology, and adaptations to exercise and training --
Muscle anatomy, physiology, and adaptations to exercise and training --
Tendon, ligament, bone, and cartilage: anatomy, physiology, and adaptations to exercise and training --
Age and disuse in athletes: effects of detraining, spelling, injury, and age --
Biomechanics/kinematics and performance --
Conformation --
The biomechanics of equine locomotion --
Kinematics of the equine back and pelvis --
Functional biomechanics: effect of the rider and tack --
Practical exercise physiology --
Training regimens: physiologic adaptations to training --
Training the thoroughbred racehorse --
Training standardbred trotters and pacers --
Training endurance horses --
Training the event horse --
Dressage tests, movements, and training: A primer --
Training show jumpers --
Training working horses --
Training the racing quarterhorse --
Evaluation of performance potential --
Clinical exercise testing.
Responsibility: [edited by] David R. Hodgson, Kenneth Harrington McKeever, Catherine M. McGowan.

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