Physical, Hematological, and Biochemical Responses to Acute Intense Exercise in Polo Horses

  title={Physical, Hematological, and Biochemical Responses to Acute Intense Exercise in Polo Horses},
  author={R. Zobba and M. Ardu and Serena Niccolini and F. Cubeddu and C. Dimauro and P. Bonelli and C. Dedola and S. Visco and M. L. P. Parpaglia},
  journal={Journal of Equine Veterinary Science},
  • R. Zobba, M. Ardu, +6 authors M. L. P. Parpaglia
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the response of physical, hematological, and biochemical parameters after acute intense exercise in polo horses playing in an outdoor international competition. The game consisted of four periods (chukkas) and each period consisted a playing time of 7 minutes. Two matches were played everyday for a week. A total of 12 horses were examined. Each “high-goal” polo horse played one chukka a day for 4 days. Horses were clinically examined the day before the… CONTINUE READING
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