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Determination of the optimal treadmill slope for reproducing the same cardiac response in saddle horses as overground exercise conditions.
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PMID:  8236714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to define the most suitable treadmill slope for reproducing the same heart rate response as in horses being ridden on a track. Seven French saddle horses were exercised first on a level turf track and then on a treadmill. On the track the exercise test consisted of four periods of three minutes of increasing speeds at the trot and the gallop (96 to 600 m/minute). The treadmill exercise tests consisted of seven steps of increasing slope (0 to 9.6 per cent) at the trot (252 m/minute), followed, after an active recovery period at the walk with a 0 per cent slope, by five steps of increasing slope for two minutes each (0 to 6.3 per cent), at the gallop at 493 m/minute. The mean heart rate at each step of the exercise tests was measured with a heart rate recorder. On the exercise track there was a strong linear relationship (R = 0.89, P < 0.01) between heart rate and speed. The heart rate response of the horses exercised at different speeds and slopes on the treadmill was best fitted (R = 0.96, P < 0.01) by a multilinear model. The optimal treadmill slope was determined by equalizing the equations derived from the two tests: s = -0.001 V + 3.658. It was concluded that the optimal treadmill slope ranged between 3.0 and 3.7 per cent. In order to verify this result, a comparison was made between the heart rate response of the horses during the same incremental exercise test performed on the track and on the treadmill with a 3.5 per cent slope.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
E Barrey; P Galloux; J P Valette; B Auvinet; R Wolter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  133     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-01     Completed Date:  1993-12-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre INRA-Jouy, Station de Génétique Quantitative-Unité Cheval, Joy-en-Josas, France.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test / instrumentation,  methods,  veterinary*
Heart Rate / physiology*
Horses / physiology*
Reproducibility of Results

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