exercise physiology

Survey Results Establish Equine Research Priorities

Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation. In 2018, AAEP and […]

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Vibration Plates: Shaking Up Traditional Equine Treatment Plans

The equine industry is routinely looking outside the traditional medicine toolbox in an effort to keep their four-legged athletes happy and sound. Though there is some anecdotal evidence that suggests that some of these complementary modalities may work, there is little scientific evidence to prove that they benefit horses. Vibrating platforms have become popular in […]

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Not Feeling Hungry? Why Overtraining May Put A Horse Off His Feed

When a racehorse goes off its feed, something is wrong. The horse may have caught a bug, it may have a digestive problem, or it may be in pain. If an examination shows nothing significant, the problem may be overtraining. When horses do not get adequate rest between workouts, several physiological responses can activate the […]

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Lessons From The Past: Studying 20th Century Research Garners New Findings

As technology has progressed, especially in the past 5-10 years, it has served to globalize information sharing. Until recently, when research was carried out and published, it was only disseminated in the language in which it was published. While Western European texts were more easily shared between language barriers (Spanish, German, French, etc.) due to […]

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