Field exercise testing for assessing fitness in French standardbred trotters.

@article{Courouc1999FieldET,
  title={Field exercise testing for assessing fitness in French standardbred trotters.},
  author={A M Courouc{\'e}},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={157 2},
  pages={112-22}
}
This review considers standardized exercise testing which is, routinely used for French Trotters in the field. Track testing provides a more limited range of measurements than treadmill testing, but has the advantage of being performed in the horse's natural environment. Various measurements such as heart rate during exercise and blood lactate concentration after exercise may be measured on the track and lead to the calculation of physiological variables such as V200 (velocity corresponding to… CONTINUE READING

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