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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 text describes sports training regimens and how to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. Practical coverage addresses the anatomical and physiological basis of equine exercise and performance, centering on evaluation, imaging, pharmacology, and training recommendations for sports such as racing and show jumping. Now in full color, this edition includes new  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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