Heart rate and heart rate variability during a novel object test and a handling test in young horses.

@article{Visser2002HeartRA,
  title={Heart rate and heart rate variability during a novel object test and a handling test in young horses.},
  author={E Kathalijne Visser and Cornelis G. van Reenen and Jozef T N Van der Werf and Matthijs B. H. Schilder and J H Knaap and A B Barneveld and Harry Blokhuis},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={289-96}
}
Forty-one Dutch Warmblood immature horses were used in a study to quantify temperamental traits on the basis of heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) measures. Half of the horses received additional training from the age of 5 months onwards; the other half did not. Horses were tested at 9, 10, 21 and 22 months of age in a novel object and a handling test. During the tests, mean HR and two heart variability indices, e.g. standard deviation of beat-to-beat intervals (SDRR) and root… CONTINUE READING