|| RS10410 |
|| FOUNDATIONS OF EQUINE PERFORMANCE PHYSIOLOGY |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr John H Harries |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Sarah Pinnell |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 Hours 20 x 1 hour lectures |
|| Practical || 3 Hours 1 x 3 hour practical |
|| Other || 4 Hours 1 x 4 hour visit |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours ||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours ||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Understand the physiology of training
2. Investigate the selection and training of the equine athlete
3. Recognise how the equine athlete can compete safely under differing conditions
This module will provide an understanding of exercise physiology and the effects of training in the successful management of the performance horse. It will also focus on the design of appropriate fitness regimes with due regard for the adaptive responses required by different activities.
? The structure and function of the cardiovascular system in relation to exercise and training.
? Muscle physiology in relation to exercise.
? The structure and function of the skeleton in relation to training.
? The energetic basis of exercise.
? The suitability of various fitness regimes for different horse types.
? Equine fitness programmes to meet set performance requirements.
? Adaptations to allow the horse to perform under various climatic conditions
? The reasons why horses break down
? The welfare of the performance horse
Frandson, R.D. (1992) The Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
Lea and Febiger
Hodgson and Rose (1994) The athletic horse
W B Saunders and Company
Hodges, J and Pilliner, S (1991) The equine athlete
Jones, W E (1989) Equine sports medicine
Lea and Febiger
Marlin D and Nankervis K (2002) Equine exercise physiology
This module is at CQFW Level 4