Effect of controlled exercise on middle gluteal muscle fibre composition in Thoroughbred foals.

@article{Eto2003EffectOC,
  title={Effect of controlled exercise on middle gluteal muscle fibre composition in Thoroughbred foals.},
  author={Daisuke Eto and Seiko Yamano and Yoshinori Kasashima and Takao Sugiura and Teruaki Nasu and Mikihiko Tokuriki and Hirofumi Miyata},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={676-80}
}
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Most racehorses are trained regularly from about age 18 months; therefore, little information is available on the effect of training in Thoroughbred foals. HYPOTHESIS Well-controlled exercise could improve muscle potential ability for endurance running. METHODS Thoroughbred foals at age 2 months were separated into control and training (treadmill exercise) groups and samples obtained from the middle gluteal muscle at 2 and 12 months post partum. Muscle fibre… CONTINUE READING