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Principal component analysis, using the measurements during running and swimming test, in thoroughbred horses.
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PMID:  7696395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To investigate whether the running exercise fitness of individual horses could be assessed by a standardized swimming exercise test, the results of multivariate analysis of the exercise parameters measured during incremental running and swimming tests were compared. Ten thoroughbred horses were subjected to different types of exercise tests on a track or in a pool, and the maximum heart rate during and the blood lactate concentration immediately after the exercise were examined. Serial exercise parameters (VLA2, VLA4, LA0, V150, V200, HRS, HRLA2, HRLA4) referred to as the indices related to the adaptation of cardiovascular or metabolic systems were computed using the relationships between these measurements and velocity during each test, and were analyzed by a multivariate procedure, i.e. the principal component analysis. The correlation diagram between the exercise parameters on the first two component axes in running were similar to that in swimming. When the exercise fitness in each horse was compared between running and swimming, three horses trained by short-term endurance exercise were statistically distinguished in both tests and differed as a group from the other horses. Therefore, it is thought that evaluation of the exercise fitness in swimming using the multivariate analysis is useful for predicting poor performing horses on a track.
K Misumi; A Hirakawa; H Sakamoto; R Shimizu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0916-7250     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-01     Completed Date:  1995-05-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105360     Medline TA:  J Vet Med Sci     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1075-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagoshima University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Hemodynamics / physiology*
Horses / blood,  physiology*
Lactates / blood
Lactic Acid
Multivariate Analysis
Physical Conditioning, Animal / physiology*
Running / physiology
Swimming / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Lactates; 50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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