Conditioning Horses for Competitive Performance and Health
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2024) | Viewed by 3713
Interests: training; sports; health management; exercise; recovery; performance diagnosis
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Interests: internal medicine - large animal; equine exercise science
Conditioning can be defined as the process of preparing an athlete for competition so that they can compete at their best and avoid injuries and disease. Nowadays, more horses are getting older and develop age-dependent and “civilization” diseases. Managing the older horses through conditioning programs is likely to keep them healthy for longer, as is the case for humans.
Thus, this Special Issue shall be devoted to research on:
- The conditioning of race and sport horses competing in all sports disciplines, and all other horses, to prevent them from diseases due to aging and “civilization”.
- Managing the health of all horses with ailments produced due to a lack of movement and overfeeding (civilization diseases) through regular exercise.
- The diagnosis and monitoring of the effect of conditioning programs.
- Basic information on the possibilities and inconveniences of using physiological and biochemical variables to condition horses and monitor the effects of the conditioning programs.
Dr. Arno E. Lindner
Prof. Dr. Warwick Bayly
Prof. Dr. Kenneth H. McKeever
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- health management
- performance diagnosis