- Module code
- Module leader
- Jo Charles
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 40 hours
- Teaching period
- Thursday AM
Physiological responses to training. Biochemistry of fitness. Review of muscle and bone physiology. Respiration and substrate and energy utilisation. Training facilities. Modern theories on equine fitness and training methods. Metabolic disorders relating to exercise intolerance.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Critically evaluate scientific literature relating to exercise physiology to be able to gain a thorough understanding of the metabolic and biochemical principles that underpin the various training techniques.
- Appreciate the various methods used to evaluate the athletic potential and fitness of an equine athlete.
- Critically evaluate the impact of training management on physiological performance.
|Coursework||1 x literary review||50%|
|Examination||1 x 3 hour unseen exam||50%|
Students should be familiar with the content 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.
- Back, W. and Clayton, H.M. (2001). Equine Locomotion. W.B. Saunders.
- 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)).
- Clark and Jeffcott (1994). On to Altanta 1996 - An International Vet Update for Eventing Enthusiasts.
- Clayton, H.M. (2004). The Dynamic Horse. Sport Horse Publications.
- Gill, D.W. (2007). Farriery: The Whole Horse Concept. Nottingham University Press.
- Henson, F.M.D. (2009). Equine Back Pathology: Diagnosis and Treatment. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Hinchcliff, K.W. and Kaneps, A.J. (2004). Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. Saunders/Elsevier.
- Lindner, A. (2002). The Elite Dressage and Three-day-event Horse: conference on equine sports medicine and science 2002. 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.
- Patteson, M.W. (1996). Equine Cardiology. Blackwell Science.
- Equine exercise physiology 7 [Equine Veterinary Journal supplement 36]: proceedings of the seventh international conference, 26-31 August 2006, Fontainebleau, France, edited by B. Essen-Gustavsson.
- Equine Comparative Exercise Physiology: The International Journal of Animal Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics and Nutrition.
- Equine Veterinary Journal.
- Journal Equine Veterinary Science.
- Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice.