Mechanics of Breathing in Horses at Rest and during Exercise

  title={Mechanics of Breathing in Horses at Rest and during Exercise},
  author={Claudio L. Lafortuna and Franco Saibene},
The respiratory mechanics together with the rate of work of breathing were studied in five healthy adult Standardbred horses at rest and during different levels of exercise on a treadmill (0.8-2.3 ms", 7% slope). In three of the horses the stride frequency was also determined. The ventilatory response to exercise increased linearly with treadmill speed up to 9.6 times the resting values and was sustained more by an increase in respiratory frequency than by an increase in tidal volume. At the… CONTINUE READING
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