Darin L Evans

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We examined the effect of treadmill speed and incline on O2 uptake (VO2), CO2 production, heart rate (HR), plasma lactate concentration, economy of locomotion, stride frequency, and stride length. A further aim was to examine the relationships between HR and VO2 and lactate and VO2 and whether these relationships vary with alterations in treadmill incline.(More)
The second day of a 3-day event is the most physically demanding of the 3 days. If this is performed under hot and humid environmental conditions, detrimental effects on cardiovascular and thermoregulatory function and, therefore, on exercise capacity, may occur due to exercise-induced dehydration. We hypothesised that the administration of fluid equivalent(More)
Thirteen Standardbred horses trained intensively for 34 weeks and detrained for 12 weeks to investigate the effects of training, overtraining and detraining on muscle metabolites, buffering capacity and enzyme activities (CS, HAD and LDH). After a standardised exercise test to fatigue at 10 m/s (approximately 100% VO2max), there was significant depletion of(More)
The relationship between gait and the respiratory response to exercise was examined in five standardbred racehorses which exercised on a treadmill at a pace and a gallop. After an initial warm-up, respiratory rate and stride frequency were measured after one and two minutes of treadmill exercise at 80 per cent of maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max), after(More)
Thirteen standardbred horses were trained as follows: phase 1 (endurance training, 7 wk), phase 2 (high-intensity training, 9 wk), phase 3 (overload training, 18 wk), and phase 4 (detraining, 12 wk). In phase 3, the horses were divided into two groups: overload training (OLT) and control (C). The OLT group exercised at greater intensities, frequencies, and(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Locomotor-respiratory coupled (LRC) breath types are a feature of galloping exercise in horses. Differences in breath type have been demonstrated during exercise in particular the 'big respiratory cycle' (BRC) and 'flow hesitation'. To investigate breath types during recovery and quantitatively investigate BRCs during exercise(More)
At 2 and 5 mins after an 800-m gallop, venous blood was collected from 26 Thoroughbred racehorses for measurement of blood lactate concentration, packed cell volume (PCV) and haemoglobin concentration. In addition, 14 racehorses were given a strenuous submaximal treadmill exercise test. Heart rates during and after exercise at 10 m/sec on a treadmill(More)
We examined the effect of supplemental exercise (either individually or with a conspecific) on the physical and psychological health of dogs by measuring immune, endocrine, and behavioral responses. Forty purpose-bred adult male beagles were assigned to one of four treatment conditions: exercised individually (EI), exercised with a conspecific (EC),(More)
Thoroughbred horses have a high aerobic capacity, approximately twice that of elite human athletes. Whereas the aerobic capacity of horses can be accurately measured, there have been no measurements of anaerobic capacity. The aim of this study was to determine whether maximal accumulated O2 deficit (MAOD) could be measured in horses and used as an estimate(More)
The objective of this study was to detect red blood cell (rbc) DNA abnormalities in male, game-farm mallard ducks as they ranged freely and accumulated 137Cs (radiocesium) from an abandoned nuclear reactor cooling reservoir. Prior to release, the ducks were tamed to enable recapture at will. Flow cytometric measurements conducted at intervals during the(More)