Physical activity: does long-term, high-intensity exercise in horses result in tendon degeneration?

@article{Birch2008PhysicalAD,
  title={Physical activity: does long-term, high-intensity exercise in horses result in tendon degeneration?},
  author={Helen L Birch and Alan M Wilson and Allen E Goodship},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={1927-33}
}
This study explores the hypothesis that high-intensity exercise induces degenerative changes in the injury-prone equine superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT), but not in the rarely injured common digital extensor tendon (CDET). The horse represents a large-animal model that is applicable to human tendon and ligament physiology and pathology. Twelve age-matched female horses undertook galloping exercise three times a week with trotting exercise on alternative days (high-intensity group, n = 6… CONTINUE READING

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