The effects of restriction of movement on the reliability of heart rate variability measurements in the horse (Equus caballus)

@article{Vitale2013TheEO,
  title={The effects of restriction of movement on the reliability of heart rate variability measurements in the horse (Equus caballus)},
  author={V. Vitale and R. Balocchi and M. Varanini and M. Sgorbini and A. Macerata and C. Sighieri and P. Baragli},
  journal={Journal of Veterinary Behavior-clinical Applications and Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={400-403}
}
Analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) is a noninvasive approach for investigating the sympathovagal balance of the autonomic nervous system. In recent years, HRV has been increasingly evaluated in animal research. In horses, it has been suggested that basal resting conditions can be achieved by restraining them. The aim of this study was to verify how restriction of movement influences HRV i2n horses. Ten healthy standardbred mares were used to measure the electrocardiographic signal under 2… Expand
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