Equine Science 2
- Module code
- Module leader
- Jo Charles
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 45 hours
- Teaching period
- Tuesday pm
Review of conformation and anatomical features relating to athletic ability. Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems of the horse. Energy metabolism and metabolic adaptations to training. Assessment of athletic potential and physical fitness. Thermoregulation. Avoidance and management of exercise intolerance and fatigue. Students will be expected to review and critically appraise literature and also develop skills in presenting proposals linked to the enhancement of equine performance and training, including suggested methods and statistical treatment of data.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physiological adaptations to training within the different tissues, e.g. bone and muscle.
- Identify appropriate methods of assessing fitness and physiological responses to training.
- Apply knowledge of scientific research to optimise performance of the equine athlete.
- Create a hypothetical project proposal within a group.
- Formulate an hypothesis and test it using appropriate statistical techniques
|Coursework||1 x literary review||60%|
|Coursework||1 x group presentation||20%|
|Coursework||1 x practical exercise||20%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Hinchcliff, K W., Geor, R J. and Kaneps, A J. (2008) Equine Exercise Physiology: The Science Of Exercise In The Athletic Horse. Saunders Elsevier
- Lindner, A. (2000) The Elite Show Jumper: Conference On Equine Sports Medicine And Science. Published By Author.
- Lindner, A. (2002) The Elite Dressage And Three-Day-Event Horse: Conference On Equine Sports Medicine And Science. Published By Author.
- Lindner, A. (2004) The Elite Race And Endurance Horse: Conference On Equine Sports Medicine And Science. Published By Author.
- Lindner, A. (2010) ‘Performance Diagnosis and Purchase Examination of Elite Sport Horses’: Conference on Equine Sports Medicine and Science (CESMAS) 2010 Wageningen Academic Publishers.
- Marlin, D. and Nankervis, K. (2002) Equine Exercise Physiology. Blackwell Science.
- Back, W. and Clayton, H.M. (2001) Equine Locomotion. W.B. Saunders.
- Barrey, E. (1997) Animal Locomotion [Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement 23]: Proceedings Of The Third International Workshop, Saumur, France 20-22nd May 1996 (Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement; 23). Equine Veterinary Journal.
- Bromiley, M. (2009) Natural methods for equine health and performance. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Buchner, H. H. F., Mullineaux, D. R. and Van Weeren, P. R. (2004) Locomotion Special Issue: Proceedings Of The 5th International Conference On Equine Locomotion. (Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement; 36(8)). Equine Veterinary Journal.
- Buchner, H H F., Davies, H M S. and Rossdale, P D. (2001) Animal Locomotion [Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement 33]: Proceedings Of The Fourth International Workshop, 24-26 May 2000 (Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement; 33). Equine Veterinary Journal.
- Clayton H.M. (2004) The Dynamic Horse. Sport Horse Publications.
- Clark and Jeffcott (1994) On To Altanta 1996- An International Vet Update For Eventing Enthusiasts.
- Davie, A. (2003) Scientific Training Of Thoroughbred Horses. Published By Author.
- Gill, D.W. (2007) Farriery: The whole Horse concept. Nottingham University Press.
- Mcbane, S. (2007) From Warming Up To Cooling Down: An Introduction To Training And Management Techniques. J A Allen.
- McGreevy, P. and McLean, A. (2010) Equitation Science. Whiley-Blackwell.
- Morris, T.R. (1999) Experimental Design And Analysis In Animal Science. Cabi, Oxford.
- Patteson, M.W., (1996) Equine Cardiology. Blackwell Science.
- Salkind, N.J. (2011) Statistics For People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics.4th Ed Sage Publications.